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Automatic task assignment for mixed aircraft formations
Author(s): Jason F. Ralph; Daniel M. Jones
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Paper Abstract

This paper discusses the problem of assigning tasks to a variety of differently-configured aircraft - aircraft of different types and carrying very different weapon loads. A multi-objective optimization algorithm is proposed which takes into account all of the relevant properties of the aircraft and the available weapons. Specifically, it includes limitations due to the aircraft's speed, time on station and the number of weapons available. The algorithm also allows for the need to define different priorities for different targets and requirements for co-operative laser designation for certain targets. The paper also discusses the need for supplementary algorithms to validate the optimal solution proposed by the assignment algorithm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 April 2009
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7307, Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) Systems and Applications VI, 73070N (29 April 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.818519
Show Author Affiliations
Jason F. Ralph, The Univ. of Liverpool (United Kingdom)
Daniel M. Jones, The Univ. of Liverpool (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7307:
Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) Systems and Applications VI
Daniel J. Henry, Editor(s)

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