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Stochastic Optimal Coordination of Small UAVs for Target Tracking using Regression-based Dynamic Programming

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Stochastic Optimal Coordination of Small UAVs for Target Tracking using Regression-based Dynamic Programming
—We study the problem of optimally coordinating multiple fixed-wing UAVs to perform vision-based target tracking, which entails that the UAVs are tasked with gathering the best joint vision-based measurements of an unpredictable ground target. We utilize an analytic expression for the error covariance associated with the fused measurements of the target’s position, and we employ stochastic fourth-order models for all vehicles, thereby incorporating a high degree of realism into the problem formulation. While dynamic programming can generate an optimal control policy that minimizes the expected value of the fused geolocation error covariance over time, it is accompanied by significant computational challenges due to the curse of dimensionality. In order to circumvent this challenge, we present a novel policy generation technique that combines simulation-based policy iteration with a robust regression scheme. The resulting control policy offers a significant advantage over alterna...
Steven A. P. Quintero, Michael Ludkovski, Jo&atild
Added 06 Apr 2016
Updated 06 Apr 2016
Type Journal
Year 2016
Where JIRS
Authors Steven A. P. Quintero, Michael Ludkovski, João P. Hespanha
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