Theory and Algorithms for Cooperative Systems

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Over the past several years, cooperative control and optimization have increasingly played a larger and more important role in many aspects of military sciences, biology, communications, robotics, and decision making. At the same time, cooperative systems are notoriously difficult to model, analyze, and solve — while intuitively understood, they are not axiomatically defined in any commonly accepted manner. The works in this volume provide outstanding insights into this very complex area of research. They are the result of invited papers and selected presentations at the Fourth Annual Conference on Cooperative Control and Optimization held in Destin, Florida, November 2003.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789812560209
  • Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/1/2004
  • Series: Series on Computers and Operations Research, #4
  • Pages: 585
  • Product dimensions: 6.24 (w) x 9.18 (h) x 1.41 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Mesh stability in formation of distributed systems 1
2 Designing the control of a UAV fleet with model checking 27
3 Applying simulated annealing to the MAP 45
4 On the performance of heuristics for broadcast scheduling 63
5 Natural language processing in control of unmanned aerial vehicles 81
6 Lyapunov-based partial stabilization of a nonholonomic UAV model with polytopic input constraints 101
7 Cooperative optimization for solving large scale combinatorial problems 117
8 Coupled detection rates : an introduction 157
9 Decentralized receding horizon control for multiple UAVs 169
10 A stable and efficient scheme for task allocation via agent coalition formation 193
11 Cohesive behaviors of multiple cooperative mobile discrete-time agents in a noisy environment 213
12 Multitarget sensor management of dispersed mobile sensors 239
13 Communication requirements in the cooperative control of wide area search munitions using iterative network flow 311
14 A decentralized swarm approach to asset patrolling with unmanned air vehicles 327
15 K-means clustering using entropy minimization 339
16 Integer formulations for the message scheduling problem on controller area networks 353
17 Multiple radare phantom tracks from cooperating vehicles using range-delay deception 367
18 Possibility reasoning and the cooperative prisoner's dilemma 391
19 The group assignment problem arising in multiple target tracking 423
20 Coordinating very large groups of wide area search munitions 451
21 Cooperative control simulation validation using applied probability theory 481
22 Cooperative control of multiple UAV's in close formation flight via nonlinear adaptive approach 499
23 A vehicle following methodology for UAV formations 513
24 Coordinated UAV target assignment using distributed tour calculation 535
25 Decentralized optimization via Nash bargaining 565
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