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UNAMNNED AERIAL VEHICLE MISSIONS
UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE COOPERATIVE CONTROL ARCHITECTURE
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AbstractIn this paper, we propose a unified cooperative control architecture (UCCA) that supports effective cooperation of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and learning capabilities for UAV missions. Main features of the proposed UCCA include: (1) it has a modular structure; each function module focuses on a particular type of task and provide services to other function modules through well defined interfaces; (2) it allows the efficient sharing of UAV control and onboard resources by the function modules and is able to effectively handle simultaneously multiple objectives in the UAV operation; (3) it facilitates the cooperation among different function modules; (4) it supports effective cooperation among multiple UAVs on a mission s tasks, (5) an objective driven learning approach is also supported, which allows UAVs to systematically explore uncertain mission environments to increase the level of situation awareness for the achievement of their mission/task objectives.
Presented at the SPIE Conf. on Multisensor Fusion, Multitarget Tracking, and Target Recognition held on 16 April 2012. Supported in part by ONR. The original document contains color images.