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Close Target Reconnaissance Using Autonomous UAV Formations

Iman Shames, Baris Fidan, Brian DO Anderson

47TH IEEE CONFERENCE ON DECISION AND CONTROL, 2008 (CDC 2008) | IEEE | Published : 2008

Abstract

In this paper the problem of close target reconnaissance by a formation of 3 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) is considered. The overall close target reconnaissance (CTR) involves subtasks of avoiding obstacles or no-fly-zones, avoiding inter-agent collisions, reaching a close vicinity of a specified target position, and forming an equilateral triangular formation around the target. The UAVs performing the task fly at constant speeds. A decentralized control scheme is developed for this overall task considering unidirectional sensing/control architecture. Relevant analysis and simulation test results are provided. © 2008 IEEE.