Dr. John Valasek, professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University and director of the Vehicle Systems & Control Laboratory, has edited a new book titled Advances in Computational Intelligence and Autonomy for Aerospace Systems (AIAA Progress in Aeronautics and Astronautics Series, 2018). The book seeks to provide both the aerospace researcher and the practicing aerospace engineer with further insight into the latest innovative methods and approaches regarding intelligent and autonomous aerospace systems. Written by leading researchers in the field, it focuses on:
- Intelligent Space Systems
- Intelligent Validation and Verification Methods
- Intelligent Health Monitoring
- Intelligent Flight Control
Research advances in embedded computational intelligence, communication, control, and new mechanisms for sensing, actuation, and adaptation hold the promise to transform aerospace. The result will be air and space vehicles, propulsion systems, exploration systems, and vehicle management systems that respond more quickly, provide large-scale distributed coordination, work in dangerous or inaccessible environments, and augment human capabilities.