Agent-based simulation for UAV swarm mission planning and execution

Yi Wei, Gregory R. Madey, M. Brian Blake

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Abstract

Swarms of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) have been foreseen by multiple organizations to serve an important role in future air-based warfare and civilian operations. UAVs are less expensive than their piloted counterparts, provide greater flexibilities and remove the need for on-board pilot support. Efficient control of swarms opens a set of new challenges, such as automatic UAV coordination, efficient swarm monitoring and dynamic mission planning. In this paper, we investigate the problem of dynamic mission planning for a UAV swarm. An agent-based control framework is proposed, which employs a control agent for task assignment and multiple UAV agents for local task scheduling. A prototype simulation framework is implemented as a proof-of-concept. Experimentation with the framework suggests the effectiveness of swarm control using several mission planning mechanisms.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSimulation Series
Pages7-14
Number of pages8
Volume45
Edition1
StatePublished - May 3 2013
Externally publishedYes
EventAgent-Directed Simulation Symposium, ADS 2013, Part of the 2013 Spring Simulation Multiconference, SpringSim 2013 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Apr 7 2013Apr 10 2013

Other

OtherAgent-Directed Simulation Symposium, ADS 2013, Part of the 2013 Spring Simulation Multiconference, SpringSim 2013
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period4/7/134/10/13

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Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)
Planning
Military operations
Scheduling
Monitoring
Air

Keywords

  • Agent-based simulation
  • Mission planning
  • UAV swarm

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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Wei, Y., Madey, G. R., & Blake, M. B. (2013). Agent-based simulation for UAV swarm mission planning and execution. In Simulation Series (1 ed., Vol. 45, pp. 7-14)

Agent-based simulation for UAV swarm mission planning and execution. / Wei, Yi; Madey, Gregory R.; Blake, M. Brian.

Simulation Series. Vol. 45 1. ed. 2013. p. 7-14.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Wei, Y, Madey, GR & Blake, MB 2013, Agent-based simulation for UAV swarm mission planning and execution. in Simulation Series. 1 edn, vol. 45, pp. 7-14, Agent-Directed Simulation Symposium, ADS 2013, Part of the 2013 Spring Simulation Multiconference, SpringSim 2013, San Diego, CA, United States, 4/7/13.
Wei Y, Madey GR, Blake MB. Agent-based simulation for UAV swarm mission planning and execution. In Simulation Series. 1 ed. Vol. 45. 2013. p. 7-14
Wei, Yi ; Madey, Gregory R. ; Blake, M. Brian. / Agent-based simulation for UAV swarm mission planning and execution. Simulation Series. Vol. 45 1. ed. 2013. pp. 7-14
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