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Boundary Tracking using a Hybrid Cyclic Pursuit Scheme

Mukherjee, Dwaipayan and Menon, Prathyush P and Ghose, Debasish (2014) Boundary Tracking using a Hybrid Cyclic Pursuit Scheme. In: American Control Conference, DEC 04-06, 2014, Portland, OR, pp. 153-158.

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There has been a lot of work in the literature, related to the mapping of boundaries of regions, using multiple agents. Most of these are based on optimization techniques or rely on potential fields to drive the agents towards the boundary and then retain them there while they space out evenly along the perimeter or surface (in two-dimensional and three-dimensional cases, respectively). In this paper an algorithm to track the boundary of a region in space is provided based on the cyclic pursuit scheme. This enables the agents to constantly move along the perimeter in a cluster, thereby tracking a dynamically changing boundary. The trajectories of the agents provide a sketch of the boundary. The use of multiple agents may facilitate minimization of tracking error by providing accurate estimates of points on the boundary, besides providing redundancy. Simulation results are provided to highlight the performance of the proposed scheme.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Series.: Proceedings of the American Control Conference
Publisher: IEEE
Additional Information: Copy right for this article belongs to the American Control Conference, Portland, OR, DEC 04-06, 2014
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering(Formerly Aeronautical Engineering)
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2015 12:15
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2015 12:15
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/51159

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