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A physicomimetics control framework for swarms of autonomous surface vehicles

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2008
Title: A physicomimetics control framework for swarms of autonomous surface vehicles.
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Name(s): Frey, Charles (Lee), creator
Zarzhitsky, Dimitri, creator
Spears, William M., creator
Spears, Diana F., creator
Karlsson, Christer, creator
Ramos, Brian, creator
Hamann, Jerry C., creator
Widder, Edith A., creator
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Article
Issuance: single unit
Date Issued: 2008
Publisher: IEEE
Extent: 7 p.
Physical Description: pdf
Language(s): English
Identifier: 1927818 (digitool), FADT1927818 (IID), fau:5480 (fedora)
Note(s): Teams of autonomous cooperating vehicles are wellsuited for meeting the challenges associated with mobile marine sensor networks. Swarms built using a physicomimetics approach exhibit predictable behavior – an important benefit for extended duration deployments of autonomous ocean platforms. By using a decentralized control framework, we minimize energy consumption via short-range communication and self-contained on-board data processing, all without a specified leader. We introduce the task of autonomous surface vehicle (ASV) navigation inside a bioluminescent plume to motivate future study of how the agility and scalability of our physics-based solution can benefit a mobile distributed sensor network.
IEEE publications are available online at http://www.ieee.org/ this article should be cited as Charles (Lee) Frey, Dimitri Zarzhitsky, William M. Spears, Diana F. Spears, Christer Karlsson, Brian Ramos, Jerry C. Hamann, Edith A. Widder (2008) A Physicomimetics Control Framework for Swarms of Autonomous Surface Vehicles, Marine Technology Society of the IEEE, Oceans 2008.
Florida Atlantic University. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute contribution #1755.
Subject(s): Underwater imaging systems
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/FCLA/DT/1927818
Restrictions on Access: ©2008 Marine Technology Society/IEEE
Host Institution: FAU
Other Version: IEEE publications are available online at http://www.ieee.org/ this article should be cited as Charles (Lee) Frey, Dimitri Zarzhitsky, William M. Spears, Diana F. Spears, Christer Karlsson, Brian Ramos, Jerry C. Hamann, Edith A. Widder (2008) A Physicomimetics Control Framework for Swarms of Autonomous Surface Vehicles, Marine Technology Society of the IEEE, Oceans 2008.