On the formation patterns under generalized cyclic pursuit

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Abstract

The technical note proposes the use of the generalized cyclic pursuit control strategy for distributed control of a set of agents to render global formation patterns that are characterized in terms of epicyclic motions. By investigating the root distribution of the generalized cyclic pursuit control system, a unique configuration with multiple imaginary-axis eigenvalues is identified. Design criteria to achieve such a configuration are delineated. The design leads to a class of epicyclic trajectories for agents and, as a result, a class of patterns can be established to serve the purpose of cooperative tracking, area surveillance, and exploration.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6513306
Pages (from-to)2401-2405
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
Volume58
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Aug 29

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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