Accession Number:

ADD020263

Title:

Unmanned Vehicle Control System

Descriptive Note:

Patent application, filed 30 Jul 2004

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2004-07-30

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

A method for autonomously controlling a vehicle includes establishing decision variables for maneuvering the vehicle. Behavior functions are established for behaviors of the vehicle as a function of at least one of the established decision variables. These behavior functions give a score which may be weighted, indicating the desirability of engaging in the associated behavior. A summation of the weighted behavior functions can be solved while the vehicle is operating to determine the values of the decision variables giving the highest summation of scores. In a preferred method, an optimal structure for the behavior functions and summation solution is taught. The method then guides the vehicle in accordance with the determined decision variable values.

Subject Categories:

  • Submarine Engineering
  • Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE