Carl Thibault

Carl Thibault
MakeTech Aerospace Corporation

Master of Engineering

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Icebergs pose a hazard to shipping and to offshore oil and gas activities. To mitigate and better manage the risks, it is essential to measure, survey, and monitor them. Collecting in-situ measurements and data from icebergs is challenging. Icebergs frequently roll and/ or break-up. A vessel must maintain a safe separation distance from an iceberg....
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Due to their potential instabilities, deploying personnel onto icebergs to make direct in-situ measurement is hazardous. The preliminary results from an investigation into the usage of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) for surveying and monitoring icebergs are presented. The project had four objectives: (i) acquisition of imagery for the generation of...
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Autonomous navigation in global positioning system (GPS)-denied environments is one of the challenging problems in robotics. For small flying robots, autonomous navigation is even more challenging. These robots have limitations such as fast dynamics and limited sensor payload. To develop an autonomous robot, many challenges including two-dimensiona...
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Robots need autonomous navigation to complete their tasks efficiently. This becomes more challenging in GPS-denied environments where positioning information is not available. For small flying robots and quadrotors, inherent limitations such as limited sensor payload and small system time-constant add another layer of challenge to the problem. This...
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Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have been widely used in intelligence gathering, psychological operations, laser designation, range finding, and communication. In this paper, the design of a fixed-wing UAV is presented. A target detection and localization method was proposed for the developed UAV. The hardware construction, along with the selection...
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This work addresses the problem of localizing a ground target observed by multiple heterogeneous unmanned vehicles. Specifically, the case of a team of unmanned aerial and ground vehicles is analyzed. Effective collaboration between unmanned aerial and ground vehicles can utilize the strengths of both platforms while mediating their individual weak...
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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) have been widely used in intelligence gathering, psychological operations, laser designation, range-finding, and communication. In this paper, the design of a quadrotor UAV for target localization is presented. The control system is developed for the quadrotor UAV. A target detection and localization method is propos...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to present a localization and mapping data set acquired by a fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The data set was collected for educational and research purposes: to save time in dealing with hardware and to compare the results with a benchmark data set. The data were collected in standard Robot Operatin...
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Area coverage with an onboard sensor is an important task for an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with many applications. Autonomous fixed-wing UAVs are more appropriate for larger scale area surveying since they can cover ground more quickly. However, their non-holonomic dynamics and susceptibility to disturbances make sensor coverage a challenging t...
Conference Paper
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) have been widely used in intelligence gathering, psychological operations, laser designation, range-finding, and communication. In this paper, the design of a fixed-wing UAV is presented. A target detection and localization method is proposed for the developed UAV. The hardware construction, along with the selection...
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This paper presents the development of a nonlinear quadrotor simulation framework together with a nonlinear controller. The quadrotor stabilization and navigation problems are tackled using a nested loops control architecture. A nonlinear Backstepping controller is implemented for the inner stabilization loop. It asymptotically tracks reference att...
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In this study, a novel robot control framework is presented for multiple autonomous underwater vehicles. In this framework, we incorporate sonar sensor data and integrated navigation system position data in a simulation environment, called UNBeatable-Sim, where complex control behaviors can be executed and analyzed. UNBeatable-Sim is developed by t...

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