I been using mission planner for some aerial survey study (as my ground control station and autonomous mission planner). However, I haven't been able to find all the information to properly cite this software.

  1. Mission Planer; Computer Software; ArduPilot Development Team: "City, Country", 2012.

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Use one of the follow specifically for Mission Planner following the 6th edition of the APA Style Guide. Adjust the date/version as appropriate.

Oborne, Michael (2019). Mission Planner (Version 1.3.70) [Computer software]. Retrieved from https://ardupilot.org/planner/

If you just want to cite open source software from a specific team you could use:

Mission Planner. (2019). ArduPilot Development Team (Version 1.3.70) [Computer software]. Retrieved from https://ardupilot.org/planner/


Here is the google link to the most used format: https://scholar.google.com/scholar?cluster=15058731290445770119&hl=en&as_sdt=5,44&sciodt=0,44

And the second most used: https://scholar.google.com/scholar?cluster=1059444725289657290&hl=en&as_sdt=5,44&sciodt=0,44

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