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Coordinated trajectory planning for efficient communication relay using multiple UAVs

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posted on 12.06.2015, 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.

History

School

  • Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering

Department

  • Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering

Published in

CONTROL ENGINEERING PRACTICE

Volume

29

Pages

42 - 49 (8)

Citation

KIM, S. ... et al, 2014. Coordinated trajectory planning for efficient communication relay using multiple UAVs. Control Engineering Practice, 29, pp. 42 - 49.

Publisher

© Elsevier Ltd

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This 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/

Publication date

2014

Notes

This 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.

ISSN

0967-0661

Language

en