Mission Aware Motion Planning (MAP) Framework With Physical and Geographical Constraints for a Swarm of Mobile Stations

Mission Aware Motion Planning (MAP) Framework With Physical and Geographical Constraints for a Swarm of Mobile Stations
Title:
Mission Aware Motion Planning (MAP) Framework With Physical and Geographical Constraints for a Swarm of Mobile Stations
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IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics
Publication Date:
01 March 2020
Citation:
K. Harikumar, J. Senthilnath and S. Sundaram, "Mission Aware Motion Planning (MAP) Framework With Physical and Geographical Constraints for a Swarm of Mobile Stations," in IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, vol. 50, no. 3, pp. 1209-1219, March 2020.
Abstract:
In this paper, we propose a mission aware motion planning (MAP) framework for a swarm of autonomous unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) or mobile stations in an uncertain environment for efficient supply of resources/services to unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) performing a specific mission. The MAP framework consists of two levels, namely, centralized mission planning and decentralized motion planning. On the first level, the centralized mission planning algorithm estimates the density of UAV in a given environment for determining the number of UGVs and their initial operating location. In the subsequent level, a decentralized motion planning algorithm which provides a closed-form expression for velocity command using adaptive density estimation has been proposed. Further, the physical and geographical constraints are integrated into motion planning. A Monte-Carlo simulation is performed to evaluate the advantages of the MAP over distributed stationary stations (DSSs) often used in the literature. The obtained results clearly indicate that in comparison with DSS, MAP reduces the average distance traveled by UAVs about 20%, reduces the loss of mission time by 90 s per interruption and power loss by 3 dB.
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This work was supported by the ST Engineering—NTU Corporate Laboratory, Singapore, under Project CRP3-P2P.
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2168-2267
2168-2275
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