Accession Number:

ADA585010

Title:

A Unified Cooperative Control Architecture for UAV Missions

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

CONNECTICUT UNIV STORRS DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Report Date:

2012-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

In this paper, we propose a unified cooperative control architecture UCCA that supports effective cooperation of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles UAVs and learning capabilities for UAV missions. Main features of the proposed UCCA include 1 it has a modular structure each function module focuses on a particular type of task and provide services to other function modules through well defined interfaces 2 it allows the efficient sharing of UAV control and onboard resources by the function modules and is able to effectively handle simultaneously multiple objectives in the UAV operation 3 it facilitates the cooperation among different function modules 4 it supports effective cooperation among multiple UAVs on a mission s tasks, 5 an objective driven learning approach is also supported, which allows UAVs to systematically explore uncertain mission environments to increase the level of situation awareness for the achievement of their missiontask objectives.

Subject Categories:

  • Pilotless Aircraft
  • Humanities and History
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE