Publications

Journal papers

Albadra, A.; Wood, K; Berthoud, L.; Calway, A.; Watson, M.; Thomas, H.; Richardson, T.; Liu, E.; Chigna, G. Determining the three-dimensional structure of a volcanic plume using Unoccupied Aerial System (UAS) imagery, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, Volume 407, 2020, 106731, ISSN 0377-0273

Schellenberg, B.; Richardson, T.; Richards, A.; Clarke, R.; Watson, M. On-Board Real-Time Trajectory Planning for Fixed Wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Extreme Environments. Sensors 2019, 19, 4085.

Liu, E. J., Wood, K., Mason, E., Edmonds, M., Aiuppa, A., Giudice, G., Bitetto, M., Francofonte, V., Burrow, S., Richardson, T., Watson, M., Pering, T. D., Wilkes, T. C., Mcgonigle, A. J. S., Velasquez, G., Melgarejo, C. & Bucarey, C. (2019).Dynamics of Outgassing and Plume Transport Revealed by Proximal Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Measurements at Volcán Villarrica, Chile. ​Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems. 20, 2, p.730-750

​Schellenberg, B., Richardson, T., Watson, M., Greatwood, C., Clarke, R., Thomas, R., Wood, K., Freer, J., Thomas, H. E., Liu, E., Salama, F. & Chigna, G. (2019) ​Remote Sensing & Identification of Volcanic Plumes Using Fixed-Wing UAVs Over Volcán de Fuego, Guatemala. ​Journal of Field Robotics

Zufferey, R, Ortega Ancel, A, Farinha, A, Siddall, R, Armanini, SF, Nasr, M, Brahmal, RV, Kennedy, G and Kovac, M (2019) Consecutive aquatic jump-gliding with water-reactive fuel. Science Robotics

​Zufferey, R, Ortega Ancel, A, Raposo, C, Armanini, SF, Farinha, A, Siddall, R, Berasaluce, I, Zhu, H and Kovac, M (2019) SailMAV: design and implementation of a novel multi-modal flying sailing robot. ​Robotics and Automation Letters

​Ben Schellenberg, Tom Richardson, Arthur Richards, Robert Clarke, Matt Watson (2019 – accepted) ​On-Board Real Time Trajectory Planning for Fixed Wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Extreme Environments. ​Physical Sensors – Special Issue “Deployment and Navigation of Aerial Drones for Surveillance and Monitoring”

I. Jang, H. Shin and A. Tsourdos, Anonymous Hedonic Game for Task Allocation in a Large-Scale Multiple Agent System, in IEEE Transactions on Robotics, vol. 34, no. 6, pp. 1534-1548, Dec. 2018, doi: 10.1109/TRO.2018.2858292.

Conference Papers

Cameron Boyd, Oliver Westcott, Mario Ferraro, Mehmet Ali Erbil and Robert Entwistle, CASCADE Open Aircraft Project: University of Southampton VTOL Drone Development 2021 AIAA SciTech Forum, January 21st 2021

H. Nguyen, R. Siddall, B. Stephens, A. Navarro-Rubio and M. Kovač, A Passively Adaptive Microspine Grapple for Robust, Controllable Perching, 2019 2nd IEEE International Conference on Soft Robotics (RoboSoft), Seoul, Korea (South), 2019, pp. 80-87, doi: 10.1109/ROBOSOFT.2019.8722779.

T. Li, H. Shin and A. Tsourdos, Efficient Decentralized Task Allocation for UAV Swarms in Multi-target Surveillance Missions, 2019 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS), Atlanta, GA, USA, 2019, pp. 61-68, doi: 10.1109/ICUAS.2019.8798293.

Z. Xu, P. Ivan, T. Li and A. Tsourdos, Greedy Based Proactive Spectrum Handoff Scheme for Cognitive Radio Systems, 2019 IEEE Cognitive Communications for Aerospace Applications Workshop (CCAAW), Cleveland, OH, USA, 2019, pp. 1-5, doi: 10.1109/CCAAW.2019.8904915.

Alex Williamson, Sabyasachi Mondal, Zhengjia Xu, Antonios Tsourdos (2019) Autonomous collection of ground truth data by unmanned aerial vehicles instructed by SMS text message. RED-UAS 2019

​Zhengjia Xu, Ivan Petrunin, Antonios Tsourdos, Sabyasachi Mondal, Alex Williamson (2019) ​Aeronautical Cognitive Communication System Design for Unmanned Aircraft System. RED-UAS 2019

​Ethan Bond, Bill Cowther, Ben Parslew (2019) ​The Rise Of High-Performance Multi-Rotor Unmanned Aerial Vehicles – How worried should we be? ​RED-UAS 2019

​Hirad Goudarzi, Duncan Hine and Arthur Richards (2019) ​Mission Automation for Drone Inspection in Congested Environments. RED-UAS​ 2019

​Armanini, SF, Siddall, R and Kovac, M (2019) ​Modelling and simulation of a bioinspired aquatic micro aerial vehicle. ​AIAA Aviation 2019

Sabyasachi Mondal; Alex Williamson; Zhengjia Xu; Antonios Tsourdos (2020 – accepted) Autonomous Architecture for UAV-based Agricultural Survey. AIAA SciTech 2020

Ben Schellenberg, Thomas Richardson, Robert Clarke, Matt Watson, Jim Freer, Alex McConville, Gustavo Chigna (2020 – accepted) BVLOS Operations of Fixed-Wing UAVs for the Collection of Volcanic Ash Above Fuego Volcano, Guatemala. ​AIAA SciTech 2020

​Zufferey, R, Armanini, SF, Farinha, A and Kovac, M (2019) ​Adaptive morphology in aerial-aquatic robots. ​International Symposium on Adaptive Motion of Animals and Machines

Z. Xu, A. Savvaris, A. Tsourdos and T. Alawadi, High-Frequency Band Automatic Mode Recognition Using Deep Learning, 2018 IEEE/AIAA 37th Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC), London, 2018, pp. 1-5, doi: 10.1109/DASC.2018.8569367.

Presentations

​​E.J. Liu, A. Aiuppa, A. Alan, S. Arellano, M. Bitetto, N. Bobrowski, S. Carn, G. Cerdes, R. Clarke, E. Corrales, J.M. de Moor, J.A. Diaz, M. Edmonds, T. Fischer, J. Freer, G.M. Fricke, B. Galle, G. Giudice, A. Gutmann, C. Hayer, J. Jones, E. Mason, B. McCormick Kilbride, K. Mulina, S. Nowicki, T. Richardson, J. Rüdiger, C.I. Schipper, I.M. Watson, K. Wood. (​​Goldschmidt 2019) Aerial-based Observations of Volcanic Emissions, Papua New Guinea.

​S.F. Armanini, M. Kovac (​COEBIT – Centre of Excellence for Bio-Inspired Technologies -, Leeds, 2019) ​Modelling aerial-aquatic robot dynamics.

​R. Zufferey, M. Kovac (​SOARX – Bioinspired Technologies State of the Art Review Meeting -, London 2019) ​Aerial-aquatic locomotion across scales.

​M.Ferraro, M.Kovac, A.Richards, T.Richardson, J.Scanlan, A.Sobester, A.Tsourdos (​Commercial UAV Show – London 2019) ​Overview of the research activity of the CASCADE project.

​M.Ferraro, M.Kovac, A.Richards, T.Richardson, J.Scanlan, A.Sobester, A.Tsourdos (​Connected Places Catapult Drone Workshop, 2019) ​CASCADE project

Open Source Software

ADRpy (Aircraft Design Recipes in Python) is a free library of aircraft design and performance analysis tools suitable for rapid sizing calculations. Documentation available here.

AutoFLpy (Automated Flight Log python) is an open source code to allow you to create agile flight reports. Documentation available here.

Simulations Tools a report describing a collection of different approaches, tools and methods for numerical simulation of the flight of Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs). The link includes the software used for the simulation case studies.