UAV Cooperative Decision and Control: Challenges and Practical Approaches (Advances in Design and Control)
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are increasingly being used in military missions because they are the advantages of not placing lives at risk and reduce operating costs through reduced vehicle weight.
These benefits can be fully realized if working UAVs together in groups with an efficient exchange of information. This book provides an authoritative reference for cooperative decision-making and control of UAVs and the available problems they solve resources.
The authors present the information in a manner that abstracts the challenges of the specific problems, which makes it possible to make use of the methods of solution over a wider range of applications.
The first chapter provides representative scenarios to describe the problem and the challenges. The second chapter closely examines these challenges by providing an overview of the algorithms that can be used for the cooperative control of the UAV teams. Later chapters provide methods for performing multiple tasks on multiple targets and assigning multiple tasks on multiple UAVs in one step.
Other topics covered include the use of mixed integer linear programming and genetic algorithms in situations with strict time constraints, the participation of UAVs when communication delays, and effectiveness measures derived for operations in uncertain environments.
The book has two annexes. The first describes the operation of the used MultiUAV2 simulation software in order to test the co-operation control algorithms, while the second describes the path planning problem UAV and Dubins optimal trajectories. An additional website offers a MultiUAV2 software manual and the relevant code.
The book is primarily aimed at researchers working on practical solutions for deploying systems with multiple UAVs. . Academics, students and others who want this book to understand the field of UAV cooperative control will be a useful reference
List of Figures; List of tables; Preface; preface; acronyms; Chapter 1 Introduction; Chapter 2: Challenges; Chapter 3: Single Task Tours; Chapter 4: Multiple Assignments; Chapter 5: Simultaneous multiple jobs; Chapter 6: Estimation Algorithms for the improvement of the co-operation in the context of uncertainty; Chapter 7: Efficacy Measures Operations in uncertain environments; Appendix A: MutliUAV Simulation; Appendix B: Path Planning for UAVs; Index
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