cooperative target assignment, UAV, unmanned aircraft, distributed assignment
In this chapter a method for assigning unmanned aerial vehicle agents to targets through the use of preplanned vehicle tours is presented. Assignments are based on multi-target tours that consider the spread of the targets and the sensor capabilities of the vehicles. In this way, the individual agents and the team as a whole make better use of team resources and improve team cooperation. Planning and assignments are accomplished in reasonable computational time through the use of heuristics to reduce the problem size.
Original Publication Citation
Walker, D., McLain, T., and Howlett, J. Coordinated UAV Target Assignment Using Distributed Tour Calculation, Theory and Algorithms for Cooperative Control, Series on Computers and Operations Research – vol. 4, (D. Grundel, R. Murphey, and P.N. Pardalos, eds.) World Scientific, 2004.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Walker, David H.; McLain, Timothy W.; and Kowlett, Jason K., "Coordinated UAV Target Assignment Using Distributed Tour Calculation" (2004). All Faculty Publications. 1527.
Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology
Coordinated UAV Target Assignment Using Distributed Tour Calculation, Walker, D.; McLain, T.; and Howlett, J.; (D. Grundel, R. Murphey, and P.N. Pardalos, eds.), Copyright @ 2004 with permission from World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd. www.worldscientific.com/worldscibooks/10.1142/5635
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