Collaborative search and pursuit for autonomous helicopters

Eric Johnson, John G. Mooney

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Abstract

This paper describes recent results from the Georgia Institute of Technology to develop, improve, and flight test a multi-aircraft collaborative architecture, focused on decentralized autonomous decision-making. The architecture includes a search coverage algorithm, behavior estimation, and a pursuit algorithm designed to solve a scenario-driven challenge problem. The architecture was implemented on a pair of Yamaha RMAX helicopters outfitted with modular avionics, as well as an associated set of simulation tools. Simulation and flight test results for single- and multipleaircraft scenarios are presented. Further work suggested includes identification and development of more sophisticated methods that can replace the simpler elements in modular fashion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication70th American Helicopter Society International Annual Forum 2014
PublisherAmerican Helicopter Society
Pages2638-2646
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9781632666918
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event70th American Helicopter Society International Annual Forum 2014 - Montreal, QC, Canada
Duration: May 20 2014May 22 2014

Publication series

NameAnnual Forum Proceedings - AHS International
Volume4
ISSN (Print)1552-2938

Other

Other70th American Helicopter Society International Annual Forum 2014
CountryCanada
CityMontreal, QC
Period5/20/145/22/14

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Helicopters
Avionics
Decision making
Aircraft

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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Johnson, E., & Mooney, J. G. (2014). Collaborative search and pursuit for autonomous helicopters. In 70th American Helicopter Society International Annual Forum 2014 (pp. 2638-2646). (Annual Forum Proceedings - AHS International; Vol. 4). American Helicopter Society.
Johnson, Eric ; Mooney, John G. / Collaborative search and pursuit for autonomous helicopters. 70th American Helicopter Society International Annual Forum 2014. American Helicopter Society, 2014. pp. 2638-2646 (Annual Forum Proceedings - AHS International).
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Johnson, E & Mooney, JG 2014, Collaborative search and pursuit for autonomous helicopters. in 70th American Helicopter Society International Annual Forum 2014. Annual Forum Proceedings - AHS International, vol. 4, American Helicopter Society, pp. 2638-2646, 70th American Helicopter Society International Annual Forum 2014, Montreal, QC, Canada, 5/20/14.

Collaborative search and pursuit for autonomous helicopters. / Johnson, Eric; Mooney, John G.

70th American Helicopter Society International Annual Forum 2014. American Helicopter Society, 2014. p. 2638-2646 (Annual Forum Proceedings - AHS International; Vol. 4).

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Johnson E, Mooney JG. Collaborative search and pursuit for autonomous helicopters. In 70th American Helicopter Society International Annual Forum 2014. American Helicopter Society. 2014. p. 2638-2646. (Annual Forum Proceedings - AHS International).