Cooperative visual convex area coverage using a tessellation-free strategy

Sotiris Papatheodorou, Anthony Tzes

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Abstract

The objective in this article is to develop a control strategy for coverage purposes of a convex region by a fleet of Mobile Aerial Agents (MAAs). Each MAA is equipped with a downward facing camera that senses a convex portion of the area while its altitude flight is constrained. Rather than relying on typical Voronoi-like tessellations of the area to be covered, a scheme focusing on the assignment to each MAA of certain parts of the mosaic of the current covered area is proposed. A gradient ascent algorithm is then employed to increase in a monotonic manner the covered area by the MAA-fleet. Simulation studies are offered to illustrate the effectiveness of the proposed scheme.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2017 IEEE 56th Annual Conference on Decision and Control, CDC 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages4662-4667
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509028733
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 18 2018
Event56th IEEE Annual Conference on Decision and Control, CDC 2017 - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: Dec 12 2017Dec 15 2017

Publication series

Name2017 IEEE 56th Annual Conference on Decision and Control, CDC 2017
Volume2018-January

Other

Other56th IEEE Annual Conference on Decision and Control, CDC 2017
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period12/12/1712/15/17

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Keywords

  • Area Coverage
  • Autonomous Systems
  • Cooperative Control
  • Robotic Camera Networks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Decision Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Control and Optimization

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Papatheodorou, S., & Tzes, A. (2018). Cooperative visual convex area coverage using a tessellation-free strategy. In 2017 IEEE 56th Annual Conference on Decision and Control, CDC 2017 (pp. 4662-4667). (2017 IEEE 56th Annual Conference on Decision and Control, CDC 2017; Vol. 2018-January). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/CDC.2017.8264348