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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 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