PLANET paper will be presented at IGARSS 2012

The paper titled "Helicopter UAV Systems For in Situ Measurements and Sensor Placement" was written by the authors Marc Schwarzbach, Konstantin Kondak, Maximilian Laiacker, Chia-Yen Shih and Pedro José Marrón.
Abstract: The use of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) is growing in research and civil applications. Advancing technology offers huge potential which is just starting being used. We present a method to have a helicopter UAS interacting with the environment physically. This basic technology, which includes high precision control and a vision system can be adapted for different in situ measurement tasks. Applications cover a wide range from placement of sensors or direct measurements to sampling. While UAS systems get more complex, we describe a way of interacting with a them by means of an
interactive control framework, which can also include other systems and sensors.