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Consensus seeking in multiagent systems under dynamically changing interaction topologies
  • Wei Ren, R. Beard
  • Mathematics, Computer Science
  • IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
  • 16 May 2005
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This note shows that information consensus under dynamically changing interaction topologies can be achieved asymptotically if the union of the directed interaction graphs have a spanning tree frequently enough as the system evolves. Expand
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Distributed Consensus in Multi-vehicle Cooperative Control - Theory and Applications
  • W. Ren, R. Beard
  • Computer Science
  • Communications and Control Engineering
  • 12 December 2007
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Distributed Consensus in Multi-vehicle Cooperative Control develops distributed consensus strategies designed to ensure that the information states of all vehicles in a network converge to a common value, minimizing power consumption and the deleterious effects of range and other restrictions. Expand
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Small Unmanned Aircraft: Theory and Practice
Autonomous unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) are critical to current and future military, civil, and commercial operations. Despite their importance, no previous textbook has accessibly introduced UAVs toExpand
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Vector Field Path Following for Miniature Air Vehicles
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In this paper, a method for accurate path following for miniature air vehicles is developed based on vector fields. Expand
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A decentralized approach to formation maneuvers
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This paper presents a behavior-based approach to formation maneuvers for groups of mobile robots that uses relative position information configured in a bidirectional ring topology to maintain the formation. Expand
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A coordination architecture for spacecraft formation control
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This paper addresses the problem of coordinating multiple spacecraft to fly in tightly controlled formations. Expand
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Galerkin approximations of the generalized Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman equation
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In this paper we study the convergence of the Galerkin approximation method applied to the generalized Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman (GHJB) equation over a compact set containing the origin. Expand
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Trajectory tracking for unmanned air vehicles with velocity and heading rate constraints
  • Wei Ren, R. Beard
  • Computer Science, Mathematics
  • IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology
  • 30 August 2004
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We propose a control Lyapunov function (CLF) approach for a UAV kinematic model with input constraints. Expand
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Synchronized multiple spacecraft rotations
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The objective of this paper is to present formation control laws for maintaining attitude alignment among a group of spacecraft in either deep space or earth orbit. Expand
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Coordinated target assignment and intercept for unmanned air vehicles
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Presents an end-to-end solution to the cooperative control problem represented by the scenario where M unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) are assigned to transition through N known target locations in the presence of dynamic threats. Expand
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