Drone University


Author: John M. Glover
Publisher: Droneuniversity
ISBN: 9780692316030
Category: Drone aircraft
Page: 134
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This book makes it easy to design and build your own long or short range FPV autonomous drone. The book breaks down all the required and optional components into six easy to understand sub-systems; Airframe System, Radio Control / Autopilot System, Camera System, Power System, Ground Control Station, and the Drive Train System. Other chapters will provide flying tips, check lists and a many surprises in-between.

Census Catalog and Guide


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: United States
Page: N.A
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Includes subject area sections that describe all pertinent census data products available, i.e. "Business--trade and services", "Geography", "Transportation," etc.

Drone Warfare

Killing by Remote Control
Author: Medea Benjamin
Publisher: Verso Books
ISBN: 1781682534
Category: Political Science
Page: 224
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Drone Warfare is the first comprehensive analysis of one of the fastest growing—and most secretive—fronts in global conflict: the rise of robot warfare. In 2000, the Pentagon had fewer than fifty aerial drones; ten years later, it had a fleet of nearly 7,500, and the US Air Force now trains more drone “pilots” than bomber and fighter pilots combined. Drones are already a $5 billion business in the US alone. The human cost? Drone strikes have killed more than 200 children alone in Pakistan and Yemen. CODEPINK and Global Exchange cofounder Medea Benjamin provides the first extensive analysis of who is producing the drones, where they are being used, who controls these unmanned planes, and what are the legal and moral implications of their use. In vivid, readable style, this book also looks at what activists, lawyers, and scientists across the globe are doing to ground these weapons. Benjamin argues that the assassinations we are carrying out from the air will come back to haunt us when others start doing the same thing—to us. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Information Technology - New Generations

14th International Conference on Information Technology
Author: Shahram Latifi
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319549782
Category: Computers
Page: 985
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This volume presents a collection of peer-reviewed, scientific articles from the 14th International Conference on Information Technology - New Generations, held at Tuscany Suites Hotel in Las Vegas. The proceedings addresses critical areas of information technology including web technology, communications, computing architectures, software engineering, security, and data mining.

International Law and Drone Strikes in Pakistan

The Legal and Socio-political Aspects
Author: Sikander Ahmed Shah
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134074344
Category: Law
Page: 247
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While conventional warfare has an established body of legal precedence, the legality of drone strikes by the United States in Pakistan and elsewhere remains ambiguous. This book explores the legal and political issues surrounding the use of drones in Pakistan. Drawing from international treaty law, customary international law, and statistical data on the impact of the strikes, Sikander Ahmed Shah asks whether drone strikes by the United States in Pakistan are in compliance with international humanitarian law. The book questions how international law views the giving of consent between States for military action, and explores what this means for the interaction between sovereignty and consent. The book goes on to look at the socio-political realities of drone strikes in Pakistan, scrutinizing the impact of drone strikes on both Pakistani politics and US-Pakistan relationships. Topics include the Pakistan army-government relationship, the evolution of international institutions as a result of drone strikes, and the geopolitical dynamics affecting the region. As a detailed and critical examination of the legal and political challenges presented by drone strikes, this book will be essential to scholars and students of the law of armed conflict, security studies, political science and international relations.

Bibliography of Semiotics, 1975–1985


Author: N.A
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027279381
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 948
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This bibliography of semiotic studies covering the years 1975-1985 impressively reveals the world-wide intensification in the field. During this decade, national semiotic societies have been founded allover the world; a great number of international, national, and local semiotic conferences have taken place; the number of periodicals and book series devoted to semiotics has increased as has the number of books and dissertations in the field. This bibliography is the result of a dedicated effort to approach complete coverage.

Drone Warfare


Author: John Kaag,Sarah Kreps
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745685358
Category: Political Science
Page: 200
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Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2015 One of the most significant and controversial developments in contemporary warfare is the use of unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly referred to as drones. In the last decade, US drone strikes have more than doubled and their deployment is transforming the way wars are fought across the globe. But how did drones claim such an important role in modern military planning? And how are they changing military strategy and the ethics of war and peace? What standards might effectively limit their use? Should there even be a limit? Drone warfare is the first book to engage fully with the political, legal, and ethical dimensions of UAVs. In it, political scientist Sarah Kreps and philosopher John Kaag discuss the extraordinary expansion of drone programs from the Cold War to the present day and their so-called 'effectiveness' in conflict zones. Analysing the political implications of drone technology for foreign and domestic policy as well as public opinion, the authors go on to examine the strategic position of the United States - by far the world's most prolific employer of drones - to argue that US military supremacy could be used to enshrine a new set of international agreements and treaties aimed at controlling the use of UAVs in the future.

Fascination Quadcopter

Edition 2016/2017
Author: Roland Büchi
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3738692797
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 132
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For quadcopters there are many names. They are also called quadrocopter, quadricopter, drone, multicopter or simply 'UFO'. This type of model construction is very young. It began early in the new millennium with commercial products for flying camera inspections. One sees quadcopters in all sizes and price ranges on the market. They start with the toy quadcopters, which are small and, despite their low price, often surprisingly robust. In this model division, a similar trend can be observed as with helicopter and airplane models. The smaller and cheaper systems are often built as ‘ready to fly’, while larger systems are often available as kits. Contents: - Functionality - Ready to fly quadcopters - Components - GPS, photo and film flight - Flight mechanics - Setting the controller - Dimensioning of motors and propellers - Special shapes, tri-, hexa- and octocopters - Initial operation, sources of errors and flight

The Thistle and the Drone

How America's War on Terror Became a Global War on Tribal Islam
Author: Akbar Ahmed
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
ISBN: 0815723792
Category: Political Science
Page: 424
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In the wake of the 9/11 attacks, the United States declared war on terrorism. More than ten years later, the results are decidedly mixed. Here world-renowned author, diplomat, and scholar Akbar Ahmed reveals an important yet largely ignored result of this war: in many nations it has exacerbated the already broken relationship between central governments and the largely rural Muslim tribal societies on the peripheries of both Muslim and non-Muslim nations. The center and the periphery are engaged in a mutually destructive civil war across the globe, a conflict that has been intensified by the war on terror. Conflicts between governments and tribal societies predate the war on terror in many regions, from South Asia to the Middle East to North Africa, pitting those in the centers of power against those who live in the outlying provinces. Akbar Ahmed's unique study demonstrates that this conflict between the center and the periphery has entered a new and dangerous stage with U.S. involvement after 9/11 and the deployment of drones, in the hunt for al Qaeda, threatening the very existence of many tribal societies. American firepower and its vast anti-terror network have turned the war on terror into a global war on tribal Islam. And too often the victims are innocent children at school, women in their homes, workers simply trying to earn a living, and worshipers in their mosques. Battered by military attacks or drone strikes one day and suicide bombers the next, the tribes bemoan, "Every day is like 9/11 for us." In The Thistle and the Drone, the third volume in Ahmed's groundbreaking trilogy examining relations between America and the Muslim world, the author draws on forty case studies representing the global span of Islam to demonstrate how the U.S. has become involved directly or indirectly in each of these societies. The study provides the social and historical context necessary to understand how both central governments and tribal societies have become embroiled in America's war. Beginning with Waziristan and expanding to societies in Central Asia, the Middle East, North Africa, and elsewhere, Ahmed offers a fresh approach to the conflicts studied and presents an unprecedented paradigm for understanding and winning the war on terror. The Thistle and the Drone was the 2013 Foreword Reviews Gold winner for Political Science.

Opposing Perspectives on the Drone Debate


Author: B. Strawser,L. Hajjar,S. Levine,F. Naqvi,J. Witt
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137432632
Category: Political Science
Page: 199
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Does the lethal use of drones pose any new or difficult moral problems? Or is the controversy over these weapons merely a distraction from deeper questions regarding the justice of war and the United States' bellicose foreign policy? Opposing Perspectives on the Drone Debate pulls no punches in answering these questions as five scholars square off in a lively debate over the ethics of drones and their contentious use in a point-counterpoint debate. The contributing authors are some of the foremost thinkers in international affairs today, spanning the disciplines of philosophy, sociology, political science, and law. Topics debated range from the US's contested policy of so-called "targeted killing" in Pakistan's tribal regions to fears over the damaging effects such weaponry has on our democratic institutions to the more abstract moral questions raised by killing via remote control such as the duty to capture over kill.

The Drone Wars of the 21st Century

Costs and Benefits
Author: Kristen Boon,Douglas C. Lovelace (Jr.)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 019935104X
Category: Drone aircraft
Page: 387
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Terrorism: Commentary on Security Documents is a series that provides primary source documents and expert commentary on various topics relating to the worldwide effort to combat terrorism. Among the documents collected are transcripts of Congressional testimony, reports by such federal government bodies as the Congressional Research Service (CRS) and the Government Accountability Office (GAO), United Nations Security Council resolutions, reports and investigations by the United Nations Secretary-General and other dedicated UN bodies, and case law from the U.S. and around the globe covering issues related to terrorism. Most volumes focus on a single theme, and inside each volume the documents usually appear within topic-based categories. The series also includes a subject index and other indices that guide the user through this complex area of the law. Volume 133, The Drone Wars of the 21st Century: Costs and Benefits, examines the complex issues raised by the use of unmannedaerial vehicles, or drones, in lieu of more conventional military capabilities. Professor Douglas C. Lovelace, Jr., who provides the introductory commentary for this volume, has selected ten documents that provide invaluable insights into the various aspects of this topic. These documents examine such issues as the legality, constitutionality, and ethics of the current use of drones by the United States, including the targeting and killing of U.S. citizens abroad. The long-term efficacy of U.S. reliance on drone usage as a counterterrorism tactic is also considered, as are the challenges involved for the United States in limiting the proliferation of drone technology through export controls and diplomatic efforts.

See It/Shoot It

The Secret History of the CIA's Lethal Drone Program
Author: Christopher J. Fuller
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300218540
Category: History
Page: 368
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An illuminating study tracing the evolution of drone technology and counterterrorism policy from the Reagan to the Obama administrations This eye-opening study uncovers the history of the most important instrument of U.S. counterterrorism today: the armed drone. It reveals that, contrary to popular belief, the CIA's covert drone program is not a product of 9/11. Rather, it is the result of U.S. counterterrorism practices extending back to an influential group of policy makers in the Reagan administration. Tracing the evolution of counterterrorism policy and drone technology from the fallout of Iran-Contra and the CIA's "Eagle Program" prototype in the mid-1980s to the emergence of al-Qaeda, Fuller shows how George W. Bush and Obama built upon or discarded strategies from the Reagan and Clinton eras as they responded to changes in the partisan environment, the perceived level of threat, and technological advances. Examining a range of counterterrorism strategies, he reveals why the CIA's drones became the United States' preferred tool for pursuing the decades-old goal of preemptively targeting anti-American terrorists around the world.

Drone Entrepreneurship

30 Businesses You Can Start
Author: Jerry Lemieux
Publisher: Unmanned Vehicle University Press
ISBN: 9780578132037
Category: Drone aircraft
Page: 152
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If you want to start a drone business, this is the book for you. From horse carriage to car, from standalone PC to internet, drones will revolutionize the aviation industry. There are already successful commercial drone businesses all around the world. Drones are currently in an emerging commercialization phase and those that start businesses now could benefit by being the first. Interest is growing in civil uses, including commercial photography, aerial mapping, crop monitoring, advertising, communications and broadcasting. Drones may increase efficiency, save money, enhance safety, and even save lives. There are hundreds of things a drone can do but this book focuses on 30 commercial applications that will generate an income for drone entrepreneurs. Applications are explained, sensors are recommended and workflows are discussed to show you how to crease a successful drone business. Appendix 7 200 Commercial UAV Applications, Appendix 9 Commercial UAV Sensor Manufacturing Companies, Appendix 10 Commercial UAV Manufacturing Companies, Appendix 11 Commercial UAV Component Companies, Appendix 12 Commercial UAV Services Companies, Appendix 14 Commercial UAV Insurance Companies

Drone Wars


Author: Peter Bergen,Daniel Rothenberg
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107025567
Category: Law
Page: 496
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Drone Wars presents a series of essays that is a diverse and comprehensive interdisciplinary perspective on drones. It covers important debates on targeted killing and civilian casualties, presents key data on drone deployment, and offers new ideas on their historical development, significance, and impact on law and policy.

Data Communications

Going Online
Author: Robert F. Jack,Nancy Melin Nelson
Publisher: Mecklermedia Corporation
ISBN: 9780887360367
Category: Data transmission systems
Page: 245
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Offers advice on setting up, using, and selecting software for an IBM PC used for library applications

Essential Guide to the Library IBM PC

Data Communications : Going Online
Author: Nancy Melin Nelson
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Meckler
ISBN: 9780887360367
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 245
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Offers advice on setting up, using, and selecting software for an IBM PC used for library applications