Hydrogen Powered Drones

Hydrogen Powered Drones
Author: Ali Raissi,Mostafa Hassanalian
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2022-07-15
ISBN: 9780128230176
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hydrogen Powered Drones Book Excerpt:

Hydrogen Powered Drones examines hydrogen as an energy carrier during generation and storage, and use as a drone fuel, laying the groundwork for the design and safe operation of liquid fuel powered drones. The book educates readers on fundamental properties of hydrogen and its safety issues when used as aviation fuel. It presents a holistic, physics-based approach to understanding how UAVs operate, focusing on the use of high energy density liquid fuels and methods to improve the drone energy efficiency. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) or drones are a new and important technology whose deployment is rapidly expanding. One of their challenges is efficient energy storage. In the context of energy sustainability and transportation electrification, Provides physics-based and quantitative approaches for the understanding of long-duration, unmanned vehicles Offers a systematic assessment of the state-of-the-technology Discusses the risks involved in the large-scale deployment of drones fueled by liquid hydrogen and other liquid fuels

Conservation Drones

Conservation Drones
Author: Serge A. Wich,Lian Pin Koh
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 118
Release: 2018
ISBN: 0198787618
Category: Biodiversity
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conservation Drones Book Excerpt:

This book aims to further build capacity in the conservation community to use drones for conservation and inspire others to adapt emerging technologies for conservation.

Our Livable World

Our Livable World
Author: Marc Schaus
Publsiher: Diversion Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-10-13
ISBN: 1635767210
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Our Livable World Book Excerpt:

A vital guide to the frontlines of our fight against climate change and the scientific and technological innovations that will revolutionize the world. The United States’ accelerated plans to combat the existential threat of climate change finally give reason to hope. In Our Livable World, research specialist and author Marc Schaus explores the incredible new green innovations in science and engineering that can allow us to avoid the worst repercussions of global warming as we work to usher in a sustainable, livable world. To beat a challenge the size of climate change, our solutions will have to be ambitious: solar thermal cells capable of storing energy long after the sun goes down, “smart highways” designed to charge your vehicle as you drive, indoor vertical farms automated to maximize crop growth with no pesticides, bioluminescent vines ready to one day replace our streetlights, jet fuel created from landfill trash—and next-generation carbon capture techniques to remove the emissions we have already released over the past several decades. Far from the geoengineering schemes of cli-fi action thrillers, real solutions are being developed, right this moment. Our Livable World features interviews with the innovators, real talk on the revolutionary technology, and a clear picture of a cleaner planet in the future. “An important book that shows the dawn of a new kind of environmental movement―an age where we invest in deeply creative and fascinating technical solutions that work in harmony with the Earth. Marc Schaus lays out the exciting future of environmental innovation before us.” —Katie Patrick, author of How to Save the World

Drones

Drones
Author: Martin J. Dougherty
Publsiher: Amber Books Ltd
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2015-12-17
ISBN: 1782743006
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Drones Book Excerpt:

Drones are found in the airspace throughout the world and are more popular now than ever before. We see them in the newspaper, on the TV, in films, at sporting events, and soon, they might be delivering our shopping. One of the most significant developments in contemporary warfare is the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones as they are more commonly known. Drones can fly autonomously or be controlled by remote control – their deployment is transforming the way wars are fought across the globe. Drones are not only used for fighting wars but for a wide-range of daily tasks such as photography, mapping, policing, delivery, search and rescue, meteorology and many more. Drones explores the history behind unmanned aircraft, it explains how they work and features the most well-known military and civilian drones in action today. From the armed and deadly MQ-9 Reaper, the long endurance RQ-4 Global Hawk to the small hand-launched Cropcam and the Remus autonomous underwater vehicle. Illustrated with 200 colour photographs and artworks, Drones is an exciting, accessibly written narrative about the latest in military and civilian aviation technology.

The Post Digital Enterprise

The Post Digital Enterprise
Author: Gianluigi Castelli,Severino Meregalli,Ferdinando Pennarola
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 161
Release: 2022-04-01
ISBN: 3030948374
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Post Digital Enterprise Book Excerpt:

A new wave of digital technologies has impacted the business world like a tsunami. But after a first phase characterized by hype and unrealistic expectations, there is now a shared need for a better understanding of how to create real and sustainable value by adopting these technologies. This book suggests a pragmatic approach to value creation by embracing the post-digital mindset: a more mature attitude toward digital innovation focused on putting these technologies at work rather than marveling at them. After the illustration of a post-digital manifesto, the book explores all the key topics and tools that are relevant for the decision makers in this context.

7 Seconds to Die

7 Seconds to Die
Author: John F Antal
Publsiher: Casemate
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2022-02-03
ISBN: 1636241247
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

7 Seconds to Die Book Excerpt:

The first full analysis of the second Nagorno-Karabakh War—the first war in history won primarily by unmanned systems. The Second Nagorno-Karabakh war—fought between Armenia and Azerbaijan between September 24 and November 10, 2020—was the first war in history won primarily by unmanned systems. This 44-day war resulted in a decisive military victory for Azerbaijan. Armenia was outfought, outnumbered, and outspent and lost even though they controlled the high ground in a mountainous region that favored traditional defense. Azerbaijan’s alliance with Turkey, and close technological support from Israel, strategically isolated Armenia. In addition, Turkey’s posturing influenced the Russians not to intervene to support Armenia. That Azerbaijan attacked Armenia during the pandemic was an additional factor. The fact that Azerbaijan won the war is not extraordinary, considering the correlation of forces arrayed against Armenia. What is exceptional is that this was the first modern war primarily decided by unmanned weapons. In this war the Turkish-made BAYRAKTAR TB2 Unmanned Air Combat Vehicle (UCAV) and the Israeli-made HAROP Loitering Munition (LM) dominated the fighting and provided Azerbaijan with a war-winning advantage.

Portable Hydrogen Energy Systems

Portable Hydrogen Energy Systems
Author: Paloma Ferreira-Aparicio,Antonio M. Chaparro
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 237
Release: 2018-08-04
ISBN: 0128131292
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Portable Hydrogen Energy Systems Book Excerpt:

Portable Hydrogen Energy Systems: Fuel Cells and Storage Fundamentals and Applications covers the basics of portable fuel cells, their types, possibilities for fuel storage, in particular for hydrogen as fuel, and their potential application. The book explores electrochemistry, types, and materials and components, but also includes a chapter on the particularities of their use in portable devices, with a focus on proton exchange membrane (PEM) type. Topics cover fuel storage for these cells, in particular hydrogen storage and an analysis of current possibilities. In addition, portable fuel cell systems are examined, covering auxiliary elements required for operation and possibilities for their miniaturization. Engineers and developers of portable applications and electricity will find this book to provide fundamental information on the possibilities of portable hydrogen fuel cells, including costs and market information, for their planning, modeling, development and deployment. Graduate students and lecturers will find this to be a complementary resource in general hydrogen and fuel cell courses or in specialized courses covering portable systems. Presents a current view of the fundamentals and possibilities of portable hydrogen fuel cells, also comparing them with other market solutions, such as batteries Examines the applications where portable hydrogen fuel cell technology is a viable solution Explores future trends and needs in terms of materials, components and systems to improve the possibilities to make hydrogen fuel cells competitive and reliable for future portable applications

Drones Surveillance and Targeted Killings

Drones  Surveillance  and Targeted Killings
Author: Anne C. Cunningham
Publsiher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2016-12-15
ISBN: 1534500367
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Drones Surveillance and Targeted Killings Book Excerpt:

This timely anthology examines the use of drones by the military, law enforcement, border patrol, and civilians. Articles condoning the use of drones in military engagements abroad are balanced with reportage of civilian deaths and resulting creation of more terrorists. Pieces touting the effectiveness of drones in domestic surveillance are countered by assertions that they violate Americans’ civil liberties. Opinions about the pros and cons of drone use in securing our borders, as well as the potential benefits and dangers of their commercial use, will add to readers’ deep understanding of this complex issue.

Comprehensive Energy Systems

Comprehensive Energy Systems
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 5540
Release: 2018-02-07
ISBN: 0128149256
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Comprehensive Energy Systems Book Excerpt:

Comprehensive Energy Systems provides a unified source of information covering the entire spectrum of energy, one of the most significant issues humanity has to face. This comprehensive book describes traditional and novel energy systems, from single generation to multi-generation, also covering theory and applications. In addition, it also presents high-level coverage on energy policies, strategies, environmental impacts and sustainable development. No other published work covers such breadth of topics in similar depth. High-level sections include Energy Fundamentals, Energy Materials, Energy Production, Energy Conversion, and Energy Management. Offers the most comprehensive resource available on the topic of energy systems Presents an authoritative resource authored and edited by leading experts in the field Consolidates information currently scattered in publications from different research fields (engineering as well as physics, chemistry, environmental sciences and economics), thus ensuring a common standard and language

Drone Photography

Drone Photography
Author: Jake Sugden
Publsiher: The Crowood Press
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2020-02-24
ISBN: 1785006908
Category: Photography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Drone Photography Book Excerpt:

Drones offer the photographer new creative horizons, but how do you get started? This practical book shows you the way. The first section deals with drone flying, while the second guides you through the complexities of aerial photography. Together with practical insights, case studies and professional shots, it illustrates how to take stunning photos from incredible - and hitherto unreachable - angles and heights. Topics covered include: getting airborne and how to choose a drone and fly it safely and legally and developing your skills to capture stunning aerial shots - focusing on composition and lighting. A step-by-step case study of capturing the iconic Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth harbour is featured.

The Logic of Irregular War

The Logic of Irregular War
Author: Ilan Berman
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2017-11-10
ISBN: 153810542X
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Logic of Irregular War Book Excerpt:

For the United States, asymmetric warfare has emerged as the “new normal.” The large-scale conventional campaigns that typified U.S. military engagements for much of the 20th Century are increasingly things of the past. Instead, the quarter-century since the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the U.S.-Soviet balance of power has seen irregular war truly come of age, with more and more hostile nations pursuing asymmetric means in order to secure the strategic advantage vis-à-vis the United States. In this volume, a group of leading national security practitioners and subject matter experts comes together to analyze the asymmetric strategies being pursued today by America’s main state-based adversaries—Russia, China, Iran and North Korea—and to explore how U.S. policymakers can respond more effectively to them.

Optimizing Small Multi Rotor Unmanned Aircraft

Optimizing Small Multi Rotor Unmanned Aircraft
Author: Stephen D. Prior
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2018-09-18
ISBN: 0429766769
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Optimizing Small Multi Rotor Unmanned Aircraft Book Excerpt:

This design guide was written to capture the author’s practical experience of designing, building and testing multi-rotor drone systems over the past decade. The lack of one single source of useful information meant that the past 10 years has been a steep learning curve, a lot of self-tuition and many trial and error tests. Lessons learnt the hard way are not always the best way to learn. This book will be useful for the amateur drone pilot who wants to build their own system from first principles, as well as the academic researcher investigating novel design concepts and future drone applications.

Agricultural Drones

Agricultural Drones
Author: Simon Rose
Publsiher: Raintree
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018-03-08
ISBN: 1474733204
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Agricultural Drones Book Excerpt:

Futuristic Electric Drones

Futuristic Electric Drones
Author: Kerrily Sapet
Publsiher: Mitchell Lane
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2019-09-04
ISBN: 1545746273
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Futuristic Electric Drones Book Excerpt:

People have been experimenting with drones for more than 150 years. During the U.S. Civil War, they tested hot air balloons loaded with explosives on timing devices. These early drones were dangerously unreliable and uncontrollable. Spies in hot air balloons proved the importance of aerial surveillance but also the risk. Technology soon caught up and made flying and spying using unmanned aircraft possible. Today, drones do more than ever before. Electric drones help save lives, deliver packages, perform shows, explore the Earth, and transport passengers. All different types of drones are making people’s lives easier and better in many ways.

Build a Drone

Build a Drone
Author: Barry Davies
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2016-11-22
ISBN: 1510707069
Category: Transportation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Build a Drone Book Excerpt:

Within the last couple of years, the usage of drones in both the public and private (military) sector has exploded. People are talking about drones, building drones, and something most people didn’t know of a few years ago is now a household name. Build a Drone will not only teach you how to build your very own drone, but will explain their history in the military and the impact they will have—and are starting to have—on our everyday lives. Author Barry Davies has built drones for DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) and AAI (one of America’s largest drone manufacturers), as well as six experimental ones for MIT. He not only understands their use in the world, but knows the ins-and-outs of how they can be created and handled. Explained in simple terms with full-color step-by-step directions, Davies will explain how to build your very own drone from ones created specifically for this book. Whether you plan on using drones for recreation or a more serious purpose (from search and rescue through farming to scanning construction work on a high-rise apartment buildings), Build a Drone will make sure that you not only understand how to construct a drone, but the proper and safe ways to maintain and handle them.

The Drone Wars

The Drone Wars
Author: Seth J. Frantzman
Publsiher: Bombardier Books
Total Pages: 543
Release: 2021-06-22
ISBN: 1642936766
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Drone Wars Book Excerpt:

In the battle for the streets of Mosul in Iraq, drones in the hands of ISIS terrorists made life hell for the Iraq army and civilians. Today, defense companies are racing to develop the lasers, microwave weapons, and technology necessary for confronting the next drone threat. Seth J. Frantzman takes the reader from the midnight exercises with Israel’s elite drone warriors, to the CIA headquarters where new drone technology was once adopted in the 1990s to hunt Osama bin Laden. This rapidly expanding technology could be used to target nuclear power plants and pose a threat to civilian airports. In the Middle East, the US used a drone to kill Iranian arch-terrorist Qasem Soleimani, a key Iranian commander. Drones are transforming the battlefield from Syria to Libya and Yemen. For militaries and security agencies—the main users of expensive drones—the UAV market is expanding as well; there were more than 20,000 military drones in use by 2020. Once the province of only a few militaries, drones now being built in Turkey, China, Russia, and smaller countries like Taiwan may be joining the military drone market. It’s big business, too—$100 billion will be spent over the next decade on drones. Militaries may soon be spending more on drones than tanks, much as navies transitioned away from giant vulnerable battleships to more agile ships. The future wars will be fought with drones and won by whoever has the most sophisticated technology.

Hydrogen Safety for Energy Applications

Hydrogen Safety for Energy Applications
Author: Alexei Kotchourko,Thomas Jordan
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 420
Release: 2022-03-25
ISBN: 0128204958
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hydrogen Safety for Energy Applications Book Excerpt:

Hydrogen Safety for Energy Applications: Engineering Design, Risk Assessment, and Codes and Standards presents different aspects of contemporary knowledge regarding the hazards, risks and safety connected with hydrogen systems. Sections cover the main hydrogen technologies and explore the scientific aspects of possible sources and consequences of accidental events that can occur when hydrogen is used, including in its vehicular applications. Risk assessment, as well as the safety measures/safety barriers applicable in such situations are also considered. Finally, a short survey concerning legal aspects is presented. Provides factual material, such as models, correlations, tables, nomograms and formulas that can be used to perform evaluations and propose mitigation measures Presents reference data and detailed descriptions and guidelines for contemporary risk assessment methodologies Covers accident phenomena and consequences of accidents specific to hydrogen systems in a widely and applicable way for a wide variety of hydrogen activities

Hydrogen Fuel Cells

Hydrogen Fuel Cells
Author: Meg Marquardt
Publsiher: ABDO
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2016-12-15
ISBN: 1680798413
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hydrogen Fuel Cells Book Excerpt:

Fossil-fuel cars emit poisonous gases, but the only thing that comes from the tailpipe of a car powered by a hydrogen fuel cell is water. Hydrogen Fuel Cells shows how these fuel cells work, how they came to be, and how they are coming into wider use. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a table of contents, infographics, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Orbital 2100

Orbital 2100
Author: Paul Elliott
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2016-09-25
ISBN: 1326792520
Category: Games & Activities
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Orbital 2100 Book Excerpt:

Orbital 2100 is a science fiction setting for Cepheus Engine and other Classic 2D6 SF RPGs. It has realistic (TL 9) feel that is set within our own solar system. The Earth is locked in a Cold War with the people of Luna. Both face off, 400,000 km apart, threatening mutual annihilation whilst they compete to colonise the moons of Jupiter and Saturn. Older colonies such as Mars and Mercury are independent and caught up in this struggle for solar system supremacy. Spacecraft use nuclear thermal rockets and create gravity by spinning pods or centrifuges, this is spaceflight as envisaged today! In keeping with the near-future and hard-science fiction themes, role-playing campaigns focus on real people doing real jobs. The game has rules, technology and advice to allow scenarios based around deep space haulage, asteroid mining, salvage, rescue and exploration. Colour cover, with B&W interior. Claim a free copy of the full colour PDF by contacting Zozer: https: //www.paulelliottbooks.com/contact.html

Research Anthology on Reliability and Safety in Aviation Systems Spacecraft and Air Transport

Research Anthology on Reliability and Safety in Aviation Systems  Spacecraft  and Air Transport
Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 1601
Release: 2020-09-24
ISBN: 1799853586
Category: Transportation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research Anthology on Reliability and Safety in Aviation Systems Spacecraft and Air Transport Book Excerpt:

As with other transportation methods, safety issues in aircraft can result in a total loss of life. Recently, the air transport industry has come under immense scrutiny after several deaths occurred due to aircraft design and airlines that allowed improperly inspected aircraft to fly. Spacecraft too have found errors in system software that could lead to catastrophic failure. It is imperative that the aviation and aerospace industries continue to revise and refine safety protocols from the construction and design of aircraft, to secure and improve aviation systems, and to test and inspect aircraft. The Research Anthology on Reliability and Safety in Aviation Systems, Spacecraft, and Air Transport is a vital reference source that examines the latest scholarly material on the use of adaptive and assistive technologies in aviation to establish clear guidelines for the design and implementation of such technologies to better serve the needs of both military and civilian pilots. It also covers new information technology use in aviation systems to streamline the cybersecurity, decision making, planning, and design processes within the aviation industry. Highlighting a range of topics such as air navigation systems, computer simulation, and airline operations, this multi-volume book is ideally designed for pilots, scientists, engineers, aviation operators, air traffic controllers, air crash investigators, teachers, academicians, researchers, and students.