Accession Number : ADA470589


Title :   Cooperation and Consensus Seeking for Teams of Unmanned Air Vehicles


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Apr 2004-31 Mar 2007


Corporate Author : BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIV PROVO UT


Personal Author(s) : McLain, Timothy W ; Beard, Randal W


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a470589.pdf


Report Date : 30 Jun 2007


Pagination or Media Count : 69


Abstract : This report describes research in the area of cooperative control of unmanned air vehicles carried out at Brigham Young University with the support of AFOSR during the period from April 2004 to March 2007. Our research focused on cooperative control of unmanned air vehicles (UAVs). Under this AFOSR supported effort, we have sought to accomplish three primary objectives: 1) extend our current theoretical approach to encompass broader classes of cooperative control problems, 2) develop strategies for building consensus among a team of vehicles with inconsistent sensory information, and 3) experimentally demonstrate the effectiveness of our cooperative control strategies on a team of small UAVs.


Descriptors :   *CONTROL THEORY , *DRONES , *COOPERATION , ALGORITHMS , ADAPTIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS , SURVEILLANCE , MONITORING , CONVERGENCE


Subject Categories : Pilotless Aircraft
      Cybernetics
      Optical Detection and Detectors
      Operations Research
      Computer Programming and Software


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE