Cyclic pursuit control for dynamic coverage

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The paper applies linear cyclic pursuit strategy to control mobile agents so as to cover an annular region efficiently, effectively, and safely. Cyclic pursuit strategy is considered as the minimalism in networked control since only one-way communication is used. Despite its simplicity, this strategy is shown to be capable of generating a class of epicyclic trajectories that have some advantages in dynamic coverage control. In the paper, the distributed coverage control strategy is presented, performance metrics in spatial and temporal domains are analyzed, and safety criteria for collision avoidance are established. The proposed approach should shed light on the design of mobile agents in dynamic coverage.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 IEEE Conference on Control Applications, CCA 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781479974092
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Dec 9
Event2014 IEEE Conference on Control Applications, CCA 2014 - Juan Les Antibes, France
Duration: 2014 Oct 82014 Oct 10

Publication series

Name2014 IEEE Conference on Control Applications, CCA 2014


Other2014 IEEE Conference on Control Applications, CCA 2014
CityJuan Les Antibes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Control and Systems Engineering


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