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On the reliability of collaboration and coordination of unmanned vehicle network
Author(s): Arati M. Dixit; Kassem Saab; Harpreet Singh
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Paper Abstract

There has been increasing interest during the last several years in the development of unmanned vehicles. A large number of such vehicles are soon going to play a major role in defense and security in a battlefield environment. The objective of the present paper is to ascertain the overall reliability of a large number of unmanned vehicles in the battlefield. The problem is broken up into two parts, collaboration and coordination of unmanned vehicle network. Collaboration is the communication between a set of unmanned vehicles which are likely to move in a group. Coordination is the movement of one group of unmanned vehicle from one source node to another destination node keeping in view the obstacles and the difficulties in the movement of path. This paper utilizes the existing well known techniques in the literature for finding the node and terminal reliabilities. These can further be used to obtain the system reliability of unmanned vehicle network. Fuzzy rules based on experience from past are suggested for the implementations. A simulation of ground vehicle network having node, branch and terminal simulations is given. It is hoped that the technique proposed here will prove useful in developing future approaches for ascertaining overall reliability of unmanned ground networks.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 May 2010
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7692, Unmanned Systems Technology XII, 76921Y (7 May 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.853486
Show Author Affiliations
Arati M. Dixit, Wayne State Univ. (United States)
Kassem Saab, Wayne State Univ. (United States)
Harpreet Singh, Wayne State Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7692:
Unmanned Systems Technology XII
Grant R. Gerhart; Douglas W. Gage; Charles M. Shoemaker, Editor(s)

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