Command and Control for Active Intra-Group Co-Operation of UAVs (C-CAGO)
Department of Defense
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Abstract"In past, the major thrust of research has been on developing algorithms for cooperative control of a group of entities such as uninhabited aerial vehicles (UAVs), but there has not been any effort for the integrated design of command and control of thegroup and the communication layer. The practical implementation of the command and control of a group is limited by the available bandwidth for the communication. This proposal will focuses on optimizing the bandwidth requirement without compromising thefunctionality of command and control of UAVs. The major task of this project is to design a communication network for supporting the command and control of a platoon of UAVs for a task of formation flying. The overall design should provide robust controlof the group when: bandwidth available for communication is limited, data transmitted may be corrupted, data received may be corrupted, there is loss or gain of UAVs during the operation . The major objectives of cooperative control for UAVs is to solvethe high end problem for: formation configuration control, i.e. intra-group control of individual entities maintaining the formation, and restructuring of the formation as well as communication layer in the event of accretion or attrition of UAVs. Theproposed effort will be invaluable for the implementing cooperative control for a platoon of uninhabited aerial vehicles. The technology that will be developed in this project has a wide scop
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