• Executive Decision Support: Single-Agent Control of Multiple UAVs 

      Ding, Xu Chu; Powers, Matthew; Egerstedt, Magnus B.; Young, Shih-Yih (Ryan); Balch, Tucker (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2009-05)
      One challenge facing coordination and deployment of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) today is the amount of human involvement needed to carry out a successful mission. Currently, control and coordination of UAVs typically ...
    • Multi-UAV Convoy Protection: An Optimal Approach to Path Planning and Coordination 

      Ding, Xu Chu; Rahmani, Amir R.; Egerstedt, Magnus B. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2010)
      In this paper we study the problem of controlling a group of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to provide convoy protection to a group of ground vehicles. The UAVs are modeled as Dubins vehicles flying at a constant ...
    • Optimal Motion Primitives for Multi-UAV Convoy Protection 

      Rahmani, Amir R.; Ding, Xu Chu; Egerstedt, Magnus B. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2010-05)
      In this paper we study the problem of controlling a number of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to provide convoy protection to a group of ground vehicles. The UAVs are modeled as Dubins vehicles flying at a constant ...
    • Optimal Multi-UAV Convoy Protection 

      Ding, Xu Chu; Rahmani, Amir R.; Egerstedt, Magnus B. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2009-04)
      In this paper, we study time-optimal trajectories for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to provide convoy protection to a group of stationary ground vehicles. The UAVs are modelled as Dubins vehicles flying at a constant ...
    • An Optimal Timing Approach to Controlling Multiple UAVs 

      Ding, Xu Chu; Powers, Matthew; Egerstedt, Magnus B.; Young, R. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyAmerican Automatic Control Council, 2009-06)
      In this paper we address the problem of having a single operator control a team of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). This is achieved by having the team execute a leader-follower coordinated behavior, where the leader ...