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AUTONOMOUS ENVIRONMENTAL MAPPING IN MULTI-AGENT UAV SYSTEMS

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Date Issued:
2004
Abstract/Description:
UAV units are by many researchers and aviation specialists considered the future and cutting edge of modern flight technology. This thesis discusses methods for efficient autonomous environmental mapping in a multi-agent domain. An algorithm that emphasizes on team work by sharing the agents local map information and exploration intentions is presented as a solution to the mapping problem. General theories on how to model and implement rational autonomous behaviour for UAV agents are presented. Three different human and tactical behaviour modeling techniques are evaluated. The author found the CxBR paradigm to be the most interesting approach. Also, in order to test and quantify the theories presented in this thesis a simulation environment was developed. This simulation software allows for UAV agents to operate in a visual 3-D environment with mountains, other various terrain types, danger points and enemies to model unexpected events.
Title: AUTONOMOUS ENVIRONMENTAL MAPPING IN MULTI-AGENT UAV SYSTEMS.
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Name(s): Luotsinen, Linus Jan, Author
Boloni, Ladislau L., Committee Chair
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2004
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: UAV units are by many researchers and aviation specialists considered the future and cutting edge of modern flight technology. This thesis discusses methods for efficient autonomous environmental mapping in a multi-agent domain. An algorithm that emphasizes on team work by sharing the agents local map information and exploration intentions is presented as a solution to the mapping problem. General theories on how to model and implement rational autonomous behaviour for UAV agents are presented. Three different human and tactical behaviour modeling techniques are evaluated. The author found the CxBR paradigm to be the most interesting approach. Also, in order to test and quantify the theories presented in this thesis a simulation environment was developed. This simulation software allows for UAV agents to operate in a visual 3-D environment with mountains, other various terrain types, danger points and enemies to model unexpected events.
Identifier: CFE0000051 (IID), ucf:46111 (fedora)
Note(s): 2004-05-01
M.S.Cp.E.
College of Engineering and Computer Science, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
This record was generated from author submitted information.
Subject(s): UAV
MAS
Autonomous
Environment
Mapping
Simulation
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0000051
Restrictions on Access: public
Host Institution: UCF

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