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Modeling and simulation of reliability of unmanned intelligent vehicles
Author(s): Harpreet Singh; Arati M. Dixit; Adam Mustapha; Kuldip Singh; K. K Aggarwal; Grant R. Gerhart
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Paper Abstract

Unmanned ground vehicles have a large number of scientific, military and commercial applications. A convoy of such vehicles can have collaboration and coordination. For the movement of such a convoy, it is important to predict the reliability of the system. A number of approaches are available in literature which describes the techniques for determining the reliability of the system. Graph theoretic approaches are popular in determining terminal reliability and system reliability. In this paper we propose to exploit Fuzzy and Neuro-Fuzzy approaches for predicting the node and branch reliability of the system while Boolean algebra approaches are used to determine terminal reliability and system reliability. Hence a combination of intelligent approaches like Fuzzy, Neuro-Fuzzy and Boolean approaches is used to predict the overall system reliability of a convoy of vehicles. The node reliabilities may correspond to the collaboration of vehicles while branch reliabilities will determine the terminal reliabilities between different nodes. An algorithm is proposed for determining the system reliabilities of a convoy of vehicles. The simulation of the overall system is proposed. Such simulation should be helpful to the commander to take an appropriate action depending on the predicted reliability in different terrain and environmental conditions. It is hoped that results of this paper will lead to more important techniques to have a reliable convoy of vehicles in a battlefield.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 April 2008
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6962, Unmanned Systems Technology X, 696218 (25 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.771515
Show Author Affiliations
Harpreet Singh, Wayne State Univ. (United States)
Arati M. Dixit, Wayne State Univ. (United States)
Adam Mustapha, Wayne State Univ. (United States)
Kuldip Singh, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (India)
K. K Aggarwal, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha Univ. (India)
Grant R. Gerhart, U.S. Army TARDEC (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6962:
Unmanned Systems Technology X
Grant R. Gerhart; Douglas W. Gage; Charles M. Shoemaker, Editor(s)

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