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UAV cooperation architectures for persistent sensing
Author(s): Randy S. Roberts; Claudia A. Kent; Christoph T. Cunningham; Erik D. Jones
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Paper Abstract

With the number of small, inexpensive Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs) increasing, it is feasible to build multi-UAV sensing networks. In particular, by using UAVs in conjunction with unattended ground sensors, a degree of persistent sensing can be achieved. With proper UAV cooperation algorithms, sensing is maintained even though exceptional events, e.g., the loss of a UAV, have occurred. In this paper a cooperation architecture is described that allows multiple UAVs to perform coordinated, persistent sensing with unattended ground sensors over a wide area. This architecture automatically adapts the UAV paths so that on the average, the amount of time that any sensor has to wait for a UAV revisit is minimized. We also describe the Simulation, Tactical Operations and Mission Planning (STOMP) software. STOMP is designed to help simulate and operate distributed sensor networks where multiple UAVs are used to collect data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 September 2003
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5071, Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Defense and Law Enforcement II, (22 September 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.485922
Show Author Affiliations
Randy S. Roberts, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Claudia A. Kent, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Christoph T. Cunningham, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Erik D. Jones, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5071:
Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Defense and Law Enforcement II
Edward M. Carapezza, Editor(s)

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