cooperative control, rendezvous, UAV, unmanned aircraft
The cooperative control of timing and synchronization of tasks of multiple unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) represents a valuable capability for a wide range of potential multi-UAV missions. This research addresses the specific problem of cooperative rendezvous in which multiple UAVs are to arrive at their targets simultaneously. The development of a rendezvous manager state machine and a cooperative control decomposition approach are described. Simulation results demonstrating the feasibility of the approach are presented.
Original Publication Citation
McLain, T., Chandler, P., Rasmussen, S., and Pachter, M. Cooperative Control of UAV Rendezvous, Proceedings of the American Control Conference, vol. 3, pp. 2309-2314, June 2001, Arlington, Virginia.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
McLain, Timothy W.; Chandler, Phillip R.; Rasmussen, Steven; and Pachter, Meir, "Cooperative Control of UAV Rendezvous" (2001). All Faculty Publications. 1534.
Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology
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