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dc.contributor.advisorLee, Deok Jin
dc.contributor.advisorKaminer, Issac I.
dc.contributor.authorRichard, Mark G.
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:42:52Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:42:52Z
dc.date.issued2009-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/4742
dc.description.abstractThis thesis extends previously developed self-tuning adaptive control algorithms to be applied to a scenario where multiple vehicles autonomously form a communication chain which maximizes the bandwidth of a wireless sensor network. In the simulated scenario, multiple unmanned aerial vehicles are guided to positions that optimize communication links between multiple ground antennas. Guidance is provided by a self-tuning extremum controller, which uses adaptive techniques to autonomously guide a vehicle to the optimal location with respect to a cost function in an uncertain and noisy environment. In the case of high-bandwidth communication, this optimal location is the point where signal-to-noise ratio is maximized between two antennas. Using UAVs as relay nodes, an optimized communication chain allows for greater communication range and bandwidth across a network. Control system models are developed and tested using computer and hardware-in-the-loop simulations, which will be validated with a flight test at a future date.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/cooperativecontr109454742
dc.format.extentxiii, 53 p. : ill. ;en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.subject.lcshUninhabited combat aerial vehiclesen_US
dc.titleCooperative control of distributed autonomous systems with applications to wireless sensor networksen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.description.serviceUS Navy (USN) author.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc424609668
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineMechanical Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
etd.verifiednoen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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