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On the reliability of a convoy of unmanned intelligent vehicles and their collaboration and coordination
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Paper Abstract

There is an increasing interest in the use of a convoy of unmanned intelligent vehicles for defense and security. These vehicles have a number of sensors associated with them. It is very important to have a highly reliable sensor network so as to determine the dynamic reliability of the intelligent vehicle system for a safe battlefield environment. The mobility, path planning and navigation of such convoy of vehicles are in the state of infancy. However, it is considered important to develop the reliability techniques so that a commander in the battle of field can predict the reliability of the various stages of the movement of the convoy. He can then take decisions depending on reliabilities determined at various places and time. In this paper a combination of intelligent techniques like fuzzy and Boolean algebra techniques are exploited to determine the reliability of the network in the battlefield. The branches of reliabilities are determined using intelligent approaches like fuzzy logic while terminal reliabilities are determined using Boolean algebra. Based on this approach, a new algorithm is proposed in determining the dynamic reliability of convoy of unmanned intelligent vehicles. Such an approach will help in the collaboration and coordination of the convoy of vehicles.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 October 2007
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6736, Unmanned/Unattended Sensors and Sensor Networks IV, 673606 (15 October 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.740906
Show Author Affiliations
Harpreet Singh, Wayne State Univ. (United States)
Lei Hua, Wayne State Univ. (United States)
Adam Mustapha, Wayne State Univ. (United States)
Arati M. Dixit, Wayne State Univ. (United States)
Grant Gerhart, U.S. Army Tank-Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Ctr. (United States)
Gurdeep S. Hura, Univ. of Maryland, Eastern Shore (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6736:
Unmanned/Unattended Sensors and Sensor Networks IV
Edward M. Carapezza, Editor(s)

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