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Coalition Formation With Communication Ranges and Moving Targets

George, JM and Sujit, PB and Sousa, JB and Pereira, FL (2010) Coalition Formation With Communication Ranges and Moving Targets. In: American Control Conference, JUN 30-JUL 02, 2010, Baltimore, MD, pp. 1605-1610.

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A team of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) with limited communication ranges and limited resources are deployed in a region to search and destroy stationary and moving targets. When a UAV detects a target, depending on the target resource requirement, it is tasked to form a coalition over the dynamic network formed by the UAVs. In this paper, we develop a mechanism to find potential coalition members over the network using principles from internet protocol and introduce an algorithm using Particle Swarm Optimization to generate a coalition that destroys the target is minimum time. Monte-Carlo simulations are carried out to study how coalition are formed and the effects of coalition process delays.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Series.: Proceedings of the American Control Conference
Publisher: IEEE
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Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering(Formerly Aeronautical Engineering)
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2011 07:45
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2011 07:45
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/36771

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