Cooperative large area surveillance with a team of aerial mobile robots for long endurance missions.

J. Acevedo. B. Arrue, I. Maza, and A. Ollero. Cooperative large area surveillance with a team of aerial mobile robots for long endurance missions. International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems, April 2013.

Abstract: 
This paper proposes a distributed approach to solve long endurance area surveillance missions with a team of quad-rotors, taking into account the communication constraints. The presented system based on “one-to-one” coordination ensures to get a near optimal solution keeping a periodic information interchange between all the members of the team. A set of simulations are shown to validate the application of the system and its more relevant features: convergence, robustness with dynamic teams, fault-tolerant or finite information sharing time.
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