Executive Decision Support: Single-Agent Control of Multiple UAVs

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Title: Executive Decision Support: Single-Agent Control of Multiple UAVs
Author: Ding, Xu Chu ; Powers, Matthew ; Egerstedt, Magnus B. ; Young, Shih-Yih (Ryan) ; Balch, Tucker
Abstract: 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 involves multiple operators to control a single agent. The aim of this article is to invert this relationship, enabling a single pilot to control and coordinate a group of UAVs. Furthermore, decision support is provided to the pilot to facilitate effective control of the UAV team. In the scenario envisioned in this article, the human operator (the pilot) is operating along-side a team of UAVs. The pilot communicates with the UAV team remotely and controls the UAV team to execute a surveillance mission.
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Type: Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1853/38426
ISSN: 1070-9932
Citation: X.C. Ding, M. Powers, M. Egerstedt, R. Young, and T. Balch. Pilot Decision Support for Controlling Multiple UAVs. IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine, pp. 73-81, June 2009.
Date: 2009-05
Contributor: Georgia Institute of Technology. School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology. Center for Robotics and Intelligent Machines
Publisher: Georgia Institute of Technology
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Subject: Single-agent control
Decision support
Unmanned aerial vehicles

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