UAV swarm coordination using cooperative control for establishing a wireless communications backbone

@inproceedings{Sivakumar2010UAVSC,
  title={UAV swarm coordination using cooperative control for establishing a wireless communications backbone},
  author={Achudhan Sivakumar and Colin Keng-Yan Tan},
  booktitle={AAMAS},
  year={2010}
}
In this paper, we present a mechanism to fly a swarm of UAVs with the aim of establishing a wireless backbone over a pre-specified area. The backbone is aimed at connecting intermittent wireless-signal-emitting mobile ground stations (GSs), comprising rescue teams and survivors. To this end, we present a decentralized behavior-based cooperative control architecture to search for unknown GSs and relay packets from one GS to another. A delay tolerant network protocol implementation is assumed on… CONTINUE READING
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