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Fuzzy Multi-objective Mission Flight Planning in Unmanned Aerial Systems

Wu, Paul P., Clothier, Reece A., Campbell, Duncan A., & Walker, Rodney A. (2007) Fuzzy Multi-objective Mission Flight Planning in Unmanned Aerial Systems. In IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Multi-Criteria Decision Making, 1-5 April, Honolulu, Hawaii.

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Abstract

This paper discusses the development of a multiobjective mission flight planning algorithm for Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) operations within the National Airspace System (NAS). Existing methods for multi-objective planning are largely confined to two dimensional searches and/or acyclic graphs in deterministic environments; many are computationally infeasible for large state spaces. In this paper, a multi-objective fuzzy logic decision maker is used to augment the D* Lite graph search algorithm in finding a near optimal path. This not only enables evaluation and trade-off between multiple objectives when choosing a path in three dimensional space, but also allows for the modelling of data uncertainty. A case study scenario is developed to illustrate the performance of a number of different algorithms. It is shown that a fuzzy multiobjective mission flight planner provides a viable method for embedding human expert knowledge in a computationally feasible algorithm.

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ID Code: 7501
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: multi, objective search, path planning, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), unmanned aerial systems (UAS), fuzzy logic
DOI: 10.1109/MCDM.2007.369409
ISBN: 1424406986
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND IMAGE PROCESSING (080100) > Neural Evolutionary and Fuzzy Computation (080108)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > AEROSPACE ENGINEERING (090100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND IMAGE PROCESSING (080100) > Expert Systems (080105)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Research Centre for Aerospace Automation
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 IEEE
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Deposited On: 10 May 2007
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:38

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