Optimal placement of communications relay nodes

  title={Optimal placement of communications relay nodes},
  author={Oleg Burdakov and Patrick Doherty and Kaj Holmberg and Per-Magnus Olsson},
We consider a constrained optimization problem with mixed integer and real variables. It models optimal placement of communications relay nodes in the presence of obstacles. This problem is widely encountered, for instance, in robotics, where it is required to survey some target located in one point and convey the gathered information back to a base station located in another point. One or more unmanned aerial or ground vehicles (UAVs or UGVs) can be used for this purpose as communications… CONTINUE READING