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Recent Developments in Cooperative Control and Optimization : Cooperative Systems - Sergiy Butenko

Recent Developments in Cooperative Control and Optimization

Cooperative Systems

By: Sergiy Butenko (Editor), Robert Murphey (Editor), Panos M. Pardalos (Editor)

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Over the past several years, cooperative control and optimization has un- questionably been established as one of the most important areas of research in the military sciences. Even so, cooperative control and optimization tran- scends the military in its scope -having become quite relevant to a broad class of systems with many exciting, commercial, applications. One reason for all the excitement is that research has been so incredibly diverse -spanning many scientific and engineering disciplines. This latest volume in the Cooperative Systems book series clearly illustrates this trend towards diversity and creative thought. And no wonder, cooperative systems are among the hardest systems control science has endeavored to study, hence creative approaches to model- ing, analysis, and synthesis are a must! The definition of cooperation itself is a slippery issue. As you will see in this and previous volumes, cooperation has been cast into many different roles and therefore has assumed many diverse meanings. Perhaps the most we can say which unites these disparate concepts is that cooperation (1) requires more than one entity, (2) the entities must have some dynamic behavior that influences the decision space, (3) the entities share at least one common objective, and (4) entities are able to share information about themselves and their environment. Optimization and control have long been active fields of research in engi- neering.

Preface
A Hybrid Projected Gradient-Evolutionary Search Algorithm for Capacitated Multi-Source Multi-UAVs Scheduling with Time Windowsp. 1
Progress in Cooperative Volume Holographic Imagingp. 23
Properties of No-Depot Min-Max 2-Traveling-Salesmen Problemp. 45
A New Heuristic for the Minimum Connected Dominating Set Problem on Ad Hoc Wireless Networksp. 61
A Platform for Cooperative and Coordinated Control of Multiple Vehicles: The Caltech Multi-Vehicle Wireless Testbedp. 75
Churning: Repeated Optimization and Cooperative Instabilityp. 105
A Hospitability Map Approach for Estimating a Mobile Targets Locationp. 117
Information Theoretic Organization Principles for Autonomous Multiple Agentsp. 125
Distributed Agreement Strategies for Cooperative Control: Modeling and Scalability Analysisp. 145
An Integer Programming Model for Assigning Unmanned Air Vehicles to Tasksp. 167
A Theoretical Foundation for Cooperative Search, Classification, and Target Attackp. 175
Cooperative Real-Time Task Allocation Among Groups of UAVsp. 207
Use of Conditional Value-at-Risk in Stochastic Programs with Poorly Defined Distributionsp. 225
Sensitivity Analysis of Partially Deployed Slowdown Warning Mechanisms for Vehicle Platoonsp. 243
Multi-Target Assignment and Path Planning for Groups of UAVsp. 261
Objective Functions for Bayesian Control-Theoretic Sensor Management, II: MHC-Like Approximationp. 273
Tracking Environmental Level Sets with Autonomous Vehiclesp. 317
Cyclic Linearization and Decomposition of Team Game Modelsp. 333
Optimal Path Planning in a Threat Environmentp. 349
Nonlinear Dynamics of Sea Clutters and Detection of Small Targetsp. 407
Tree-Based Algorithms for the Multidimensional Assignment Problemp. 427
Predicting Pop Up Threats From An Adaptive Markov Modelp. 449
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ISBN: 9781402076442
ISBN-10: 1402076444
Series: Cooperative Systems
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 458
Published: 31st December 2003
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.85