Safe Coordinated Maneuvering of Teams of Multirotor Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: A Cooperative Control Framework For Multivehicle, Time-Critical Missions

Cichella, V; Choe, R; Mehdi, SB; Xargay, E; Hovakimyan, N; Dobrokhodov, V; Kaminer, I; Pascoal, AM; Aguiar, AP


ID Authenticus: P-00K-SAC

DOI: 10.1109/mcs.2016.2558443

Abstract: Multirotor unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have experienced a very fast-paced technological development over the past years. Flight control systems have evolved from simple stability augmentation systems, barely enabling an external pilot to remotely fly a multirotor UAV, to full-fledged command augmentation systems, opening up the possibilities of autonomous operations of multirotors. Due to their small size, low cost, and high agility, multirotors draw a plethora of applications, including multiple vehicles operations, where the vehicles cooperate and jointly execute a mission, in constrained complex environments such as crowd monitoring and utility line inspection. 

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