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Group Coordination and Path Replan Tactics in GPS Denied Environments

Suresh, M and Ghose, Debasish (2016) Group Coordination and Path Replan Tactics in GPS Denied Environments. In: International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS), JUN 07-10, 2016, Arlington, VA, pp. 31-39.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICUAS.2016.7502646


Success of a cooperative mission entirely depends on precise navigation information of each UAV. Though present day UAVs are equipped with GPS, the UAVs have to rely only on navigation information obtained from inertial navigation system while operating in GPS denied environments. This research work, addresses the problem of establishing a GPS protected wireless MAV network (WIMAN) using three classes of navigation system, one equipped only with GPS, an other equipped only with high accuracy inertial navigation system and the third equipped with relatively low accuracy inertial navigation system, to enable missions in GPS denied environments. NP hardness in establishing GPS protected WIMAN architecture is discussed and a heuristic algorithm is proposed. Group coordination and tactical replan procedures, that enable WIMAN to maintain its configuration, reconfiguration to adapt to various phases of cooperative threat reconnaissance mission, is demonstrated through simulation results.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Series.: International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Additional Information: Copy right for this article belongs to the IEEE, 345 E 47TH ST, NEW YORK, NY 10017 USA
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering(Formerly Aeronautical Engineering)
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2017 10:10
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2017 10:10
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/56198

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