Motion coordination using virtual nodes

Nancy Lynch, Sayan Mitra, Tina Nolte

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Abstract

We describe how a virtual node abstraction layer can be used to coordinate the motion of real mobile nodes on a 2D plane. In particular, we consider how nodes in a mobile ad hoc network can arrange themselves along a predetermined curve in the plane, and can maintain themselves in such a configuration in the presence of changes in the underlying mobile ad hoc network, specifically, when nodes may join or leave the system or may fail. Our strategy is to allow the mobile nodes to implement a virtual layer consisting of mobile client nodes, stationary Virtual Nodes (VNs) for predetermined zones in the plane, and local broadcast communication. The VNs coordinate among themselves to distribute the client nodes between zones based on the length of the curve through those zones, while each VN directs its zone's local client nodes to move themselves to equally spaced locations on the local portion of the target curve.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 44th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, and the European Control Conference, CDC-ECC '05
Pages2823-2828
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event44th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, and the European Control Conference, CDC-ECC '05 - Seville, Spain
Duration: Dec 12 2005Dec 15 2005

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 44th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, and the European Control Conference, CDC-ECC '05
Volume2005

Other

Other44th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, and the European Control Conference, CDC-ECC '05
Country/TerritorySpain
CitySeville
Period12/12/0512/15/05

Keywords

  • Hybrid I/O automata
  • Hybrid systems
  • Motion coordination
  • Virtual nodes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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