Autonomous deployment of heterogeneous mobile agents with arbitrarily anisotropic sensing patterns

Yiannis Stergiopoulos, Anthony Tzes

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Abstract

This article examines the problem of autonomous optimal deployment of the nodes in a sensor network with heterogeneous anisotropic patterns. The sensing footprints of the latter are allowed to be any arbitrary convex set instead of circular, while the members of the network are considered heterogeneous, as far as the scaling factor of the aforementioned pattern is concerned. The proposed coordination algorithm relies on suitable partitioning of the sensed space, based on certain Helly-type theorems for planar convex curves, guaranteeing distributed information flow. Results are further confirmed via simulation studies in comparison to circular-approximation-based ones.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2012 20th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, MED 2012 - Conference Proceedings
Pages1585-1590
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 5 2012
Event2012 20th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, MED 2012 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: Jul 3 2012Jul 6 2012

Publication series

Name2012 20th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, MED 2012 - Conference Proceedings

Other

Other2012 20th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, MED 2012
CountrySpain
CityBarcelona
Period7/3/127/6/12

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Keywords

  • Coverage Control
  • Distributed Optimization
  • Heterogeneous Sensor Networks
  • Voronoi Diagrams

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering

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Stergiopoulos, Y., & Tzes, A. (2012). Autonomous deployment of heterogeneous mobile agents with arbitrarily anisotropic sensing patterns. In 2012 20th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, MED 2012 - Conference Proceedings (pp. 1585-1590). [6265865] (2012 20th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, MED 2012 - Conference Proceedings). https://doi.org/10.1109/MED.2012.6265865