In this paper we will consider a hierarchy of vehicle formations exchanging information among themselves with the intention of completing a given mission at pre-specified coordinates in space. The objective is to understand how the communication infrastructure can be used to construct a decentralized controller and how it influences the stability of hierarchical vehicle formations. Our main result is that stability at higher levels of the hierarchy is guaranteed for certain vehicle communication infrastructures.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Proceedings of the American Control Conference|
|State||Published - Nov 29 2004|
|Event||Proceedings of the 2004 American Control Conference (AAC) - Boston, MA, United States|
Duration: Jun 30 2004 → Jul 2 2004