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A bio-inspired controller for unmanned aerial vehicles in chemical cloud coverage

Oyekan, J and Hu, H and Gu, D (2011) 'A bio-inspired controller for unmanned aerial vehicles in chemical cloud coverage.' Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part I: Journal of Systems and Control Engineering, 225 (6). 770 - 778. ISSN 0959-6518

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Abstract

This paper presents a bio-inspired controller capable of controlling a swarm of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to provide a visual representation of an invisible airborne hazardous substance such as a chemical cloud. By using this approach, the position of the individuals in the swarm of UAVs forms a distribution map without the need for transmitting sensor data to a base station for chemical map generation. A behaviour-based approach is adopted to develop this controller so that it is computationally cheap and highly effective, compared to other coverage methods such as Voronoi partition or simulated annealing. Simulation results show that the approach is highly responsive to dynamic changes in the environment. © Authors 2011.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, School of
Depositing User: Clare Chatfield
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2012 13:10
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2019 00:16
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/3894

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