Herding a flock of birds approaching an airport using an unmanned aerial vehicle

Shripad Gade, Aditya A. Paranjape, Soon Jo Chung

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Abstract

The problem of herding a flock of birds is posed in a graph theoretic framework. A novel algorithm, called the n-wavefront algorithm, is developed for enabling a single unmanned aerial vehicle to herd a flock of birds to a desired point. The technique is applied to the problem of diverting a flock of birds approaching an airport away from a protected zone around the airport. The n-wavefront algorithm is demonstrated in simulation and compared with existing strategies using graph-based metrics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
ISBN (Print)9781624103391
StatePublished - 2015
EventAIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, 2015 - Kissimmee, United States
Duration: Jan 5 2015Jan 9 2015

Other

OtherAIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, 2015
CountryUnited States
CityKissimmee
Period1/5/151/9/15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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