Xiangxu Dong, Ben M. Chen, Guowei Cai, Hai Lin, and Tong H. Lee


  1. [1] C.J. John, Automatic formation flight control system (AF-FCS) – A system for automatic formation flight control of vehi-cles not limited to aircraft, helicopters, or space platforms,U.S.Patent 6,926,233, September 8, 2005.
  2. [2] D. Fox, W. Burgard, H. Kruppa, & S. Thrun, A probabilistic ap-proach to collaborative multi-robot localization, AutonomousRobots, 8(3), 2000, 325–344.
  3. [3] W. Burgard, M. Moors, D. Fox, R. Simmons, & S. Thrum,Collaborative multi-robot exploration, Proceedings IEEE In-ternational Conference Robotics and Automation, 2000, 476–481.
  4. [4] G. Dedeoglu & G.S. Sukhatme, Landmark-based matchingalgorithm for cooperative mapping by autonomous robots,Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium DistributedAutonomous Robotics Systems, 2000.
  5. [5] J. Feddema & D. Schoenwald, Decentralized control of cooper-ative robotic vehicles, Presented at the SPIE, 4364, Aerosense,Orlando, FL, 2001.
  6. [6] J.S. Jennings, G. Whelan, & W.F. Evans, Cooperative searchand rescue with a team of mobile robots, Proceedings of IEEEInternational Conference Advanced Robotics, 1997, 193–200.
  7. [7] D. Rus, B. Donald, & J. Jennings, Moving furniture with teamsof autonomous robots, Proceedings of IEEE/RSJ InternationalConference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2000, 235–242.
  8. [8] D. Stilwell & J. Bay, Toward the development of a materialtransport system using swarms of ant-like robots, Proceedingsof IEEE International Conference Robotics and Automation,Atlanta, GA, 1993, 766–771.
  9. [9] T. Shima & S. Rasmussen, UAV cooperative decision and con-trol, challenges and practical approaches, (SIAM: Philadelphia,2009).
  10. [10] J.P. How, Multi-vehicle flight experiments: Recent resultsand future directions, Proceedings of AVT-146 Symposium onPlatform Innovations and System Integration for UnmannedAir, Land and Sea Vehicles, Florence, Italy, 2007.
  11. [11] J.P. How, E. King, & Y. Kuwata, Flight demonstrations ofcooperative control for UAV teams, Proceedings of the 3rdAIAA Unmanned Unlimited Technical Conference, Workshopand Exhibit, Chicago, IL, AIAA-2004-6490, 2004.
  12. [12] G. Hoffmann, D.G. Rajnarayan, S.L. Waslander, et al., TheStanford testbed of autonomous rotorcraft for multi agent con-trol (STARMAC), 23rd Digital Avionics Systems Conference,2, 2004, 12.E.4.1–12.E.4.10.
  13. [13] S. Bayraktar, G.E. Fainekos, & G.J. Pappas, Hybrid modelingand experimental cooperative control of multiple unmannedaerial vehicles, 43rd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control,Atlantis, Bahamas, 4, 2004, 4292–4298.
  14. [14] T.W. McLain & R.W. Beard, Unmanned air vehicle testbedfor cooperative control experiments, Proceedings of AmericanControl Conference, Boston, MA, 6, 2004, 5327–5331.
  15. [15] A. Attoui, Real-Time and Multi-Agent Systems, (Springer-Verlag: Berlin, 2000).
  16. [16] M. Dong, B.M. Chen, G. Cai, & K. Peng, Development of areal-time onboard and ground station software system for aUAV helicopter, Journal of Aerospace Computing, Informationand Communication, 4, 2007, 933–955.
  17. [17] R.W. Beard, J. Lawton, & F.Y. Hadaegh, A coordination ar-chitecture for spacecraft formation control, IEEE Transactionson Control Systems Technology, 9(6), 2001, 777–790.
  18. [18] G. Cai, B.M. Chen, K. Peng, M. Dong, & T.H. Lee, Modelingand control system design for a UAV helicopter, Proceedingsof the 14th Mediterranean Conference on Control Automation,Ancona, Italy, 2006, 1–6.
  19. [19] QNX Neutrino RTOS v6.3, System Architecture, Sixth Edition,QNX Software Systems Corporation.
  20. [20] B.P. Douglass, Real-time UML: Developing efficient objectsfor embedded systems, (Addison-Wesley, MA, 1999).
  21. [21] B.M. Chen, T.H. Lee, K. Peng, & V. Venkataramanan, Com-posite nonlinear feedback control for linear systems with inputsaturation: Theory and an application, IEEE Transaction onAutomatic Control, 48(3), 2003, 427–439.
  22. [22] G. Cai, B.M. Chen, & T.H. Lee, Design and implementation ofrobust flight control system for a small-scale UAV helicopter,7thAsian Control Conference, Hong Kong, 2009, 691–697.
  23. [23] A. Ryan, X. Xiao, & S. Rathinam, et al., A modular softwareinfrastructure for distributed control of collaborating UAVs,Proceedings of the AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and ControlConference and Exhibit, Keystone, Colo, 5, 2006, 3248–3256.

Important Links:

Go Back