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Finite state modeling of mobile robots for complexity determination
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Paper Abstract

Development of software for autonomous ground vehicles has been a mission critical issue for army. For the last two decades, different definitions of software complexity have been proposed. However, no definition has been found to be highly satisfactory. So in this report, a new definition of software complexity based on the rank of a matrix of a finite sequential machine has been proposed. Software has been developed to determine the complexity, so that it could be used in the early stages of software development from the data flow architecture to save cost and development efforts. We have shown the examples of data flow architecture and then complexity calculation based on our software. It is hoped that the results in this paper will help software development to address reliability and complexity issues of autonomous ground vehicle in a better way to assist research in defense and security for such missions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 2006
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6230, Unmanned Systems Technology VIII, 62302E (12 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.667205
Show Author Affiliations
Rahul Ranjan, Wayne State Univ. (United States)
Harpreet Singh, Wayne State Univ. (United States)
Anuj Awasthi, Wayne State Univ. (United States)
William Smuda, U.S. Army TACOM (United States)
Grant R. Gerhart, U.S. Army TACOM (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6230:
Unmanned Systems Technology VIII
Grant R. Gerhart; Charles M. Shoemaker; Douglas W. Gage, Editor(s)

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