Formation Control Algorithms for Multiple-UAVs: A Comprehensive Survey

Do, Hai T. and Hua, Hoang T. and Nguyen, Minh T. and Nguyen, Cuong V. and Nguyen, Hoa TT. and Nguyen, Hoa T. and Nguyen, Nga TT. (2021) Formation Control Algorithms for Multiple-UAVs: A Comprehensive Survey. EAI Endorsed Transactions on Industrial Networks and Intelligent Systems, 8 (27). e3. ISSN 2410-0218

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Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have been widely deployed in many applications such as transportation, data collection, monitoring, or tracking objects. Nowadays, numerous missions require UAVs to operate in a large area or to complete missions in a stringent period of time. Using a single UAV may not meet theperformance requirements because of its small size and limited battery. In this situation, multiple Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) have emerged as an effective measure that can address these limitations. A group ofUAVs cooperatively working together could offer a solution that is more efficient and economical than usinga powerful UAV alone. To better utilizing the multiple-UAVs system, control of formation UAVs is a critical challenge that needs to overcome. Therefore, formation control has become an active research topic that gains great attention from researchers. Extensive research efforts have been dedicated to studying the formation control problem with numerous control protocols which have been proposed. This paper reviews the profound studies on formation control in literature. Each approach is investigated based on different criteria, which highlights its distinct merits and demerits. The comparison is provided to facilitate the readers in their future researches in the field of formation control. Finally, some open challenges and research directions are also discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), formation control, distributed, centralized, consensus, intelligent, behavior
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Depositing User: EAI Editor IV
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2021 08:29
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2021 08:29

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