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Coordinated trajectory planning for efficient communication relay using multiple UAVs
journal contributionposted on 2015-06-12, 15:46 authored by Seungkeun Kim, Hd Oh, Jinyoung Suk, Antonios Tsourdos
This paper investigates the use of small UAVs as communication relay nodes for expanding communication links and improving communication quality for a fleet of naval vessels. This paper firstly deals with the UAV deployment for stationary communication nodes, and then, proposes a decentralised nonlinear model predictive trajectory planning strategy for a dynamic environment. By exploiting motion estimates of vessels and states of UAVs, the trajectory planning algorithm finds a control input sequence optimising network connectivity over a certain time horizon. Numerical simulations are performed for both stationary and manoeuvring vessels to verify the feasibility and benefit of the proposed approach.
- Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering
- Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering
Published inCONTROL ENGINEERING PRACTICE
Pages42 - 49 (8)
CitationKIM, S. ... et al, 2014. Coordinated trajectory planning for efficient communication relay using multiple UAVs. Control Engineering Practice, 29, pp. 42 - 49.
Publisher© Elsevier Ltd
- AM (Accepted Manuscript)
Publisher statementThis work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
NotesThis paper was published in the journal Control Engineering Practice [© Elsevier Ltd]. The definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conengprac.2014.04.003.