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Simulation of an algorithm for determining the reliability of unmanned ground vehicle networks
Author(s): Harpreet Singh; Arati M. Dixit; Kassem Saab; Grant R. Gerhart
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Paper Abstract

There is an increasing interest in the army of small unmanned robots taking part in defense operations. It is considered important to predict the reliability of the group of robots taking part in different operations. A group of robots have both coordination and collaboration. The robot operations are considered as a network graph whose system reliability can be determined with the help of different techniques. Once a specified reliability is achieved the commander controlling the operation can take appropriate action. This paper gives a simulation which can determine the system reliability of the robotic systems having collaboration and coordination. The procedure developed is based on binary decision diagrams to obtain a disjoint Boolean expression. The procedure is applicable for any number of nodes and the branches. For illustration purposes reliability of simple circuits like series network, parallel network, series-parallel and non-series parallel network are illustrated. It is hoped that more work in this area will lead to the development of algorithms which will be ultimately used for a real time environment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 September 2009
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7480, Unmanned/Unattended Sensors and Sensor Networks VI, 74800F (24 September 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.830792
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Harpreet Singh, Wayne State Univ. (United States)
Arati M. Dixit, Wayne State Univ. (United States)
Kassem Saab, Wayne State Univ. (United States)
Grant R. Gerhart, U.S. Army Tank-Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7480:
Unmanned/Unattended Sensors and Sensor Networks VI
Edward M. Carapezza, Editor(s)

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