Seminar - Unmanned Aerial Vehicle System Developments in National Cheng Kung University by Professor Fei-Bin Hsiao
Date: 11 April 2012 (Wednesday)
Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Venue: EF305, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
The unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) system has been successfully utilized in civil and military aspects in past few decades. The profound applications and east-to-handle technologies with quick-to-operate and quick-to-prove the concepts have rapidly spurred the UAV to be an attractive and affordable research topics in university and research institute sectors. A conventional autonomous UAV system with normal ground tracking capability will normally include the airborne sub-systems and the ground control station, while the airborne should include, as least, the on-board computer, autopilot subsystem, auto-tracking CCD imaging system, among other necessary sensors and payload. This presentation will focus on our most recent UAV research activities which are completely developed in-house in NCKU. For those UAVs been developed will cover the fix-winged UAV like SWAN, Spoonbill, and Swallow and the unmanned aerial helicopter (UAH), called H-Ling. Detailed information will also be provided with technology developments and ample lessons learned regarding our most recent cross-sea autonomous flight challenge with total traversing range of 100km with auto ground target tracking.
Professor Fei-Bin Hsiao received both B.S. and M.S. degrees in Power Mechanical Engineering from National Tsing-Hua University (Taiwan) and a Ph. D. degree in Aerospace Engineering from University of Southern California (USA). He joined the Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), in 1985 and was promoted to a full Professor in 1990 and a Distinguished Professor in 2004. Prof. Hsiao has served as Associate Dean of the Engineering College and Founding Director of Graduate Institute of Micro-Electro-Mechanical System in NCKU. He is a Fellow of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), a corresponding Member of International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), and a Fellow of Aeronautical and Astronautical Society of ROC (Taiwan). His current researches of interest include fluid mechanics, aerodynamics, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) system, space system engineering and microsatellite technology development, and Nano- and MEMS applications.