Research Summaries

Back Formation Control, Multicriterion Optimization, and Tradeoff Studies for Small Unmanned Vehicles

Fiscal Year 2013
Division Graduate School of Engineering & Applied Science
Department Systems Engineering
Investigator(s) Papoulias, Fotis A.
Sponsor Office of Naval Research (Navy)
Summary Small unmanned systems are subject to a large parameter space with regards to their operations and analysis. The proposed research will apply a rigorous hierarchical approach in order to identify the best regions for design and operation of such vehicles. Previous research conducted by NPS students has demonstrated that speed, range, payload, vehicle density, and survivability play a significant role in the overall system performance. Incorporation of mission effectiveness in a typical interdiction operational scenario will identify the optimum configuration (in the sense of Pareto) of the above design variables and will maximize the operational payoff in a constrained resource environment. The proposed work will initially build upon work performed in recent years. Subsequent tasks will include experimental studies and further refinement of the analytical models based on the experimental results. The results will be utilized in order to validate and calibrate the mission effectiveness model and we anticipate that they could be applied using proper extrapolation to marine.
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