Synchronized multi-point attack by autonomous reactive vehicles with simple local communication

C.A. Lua, K. Altenburg, K.E. Nygard
Proceedings of the 2003 IEEE Swarm Intelligence Symposium. SIS'03 (Cat. No.03EX706)  
We present a model consisting of a swarm of unmanned, autonomous flying munitions to conduct a synchronized multi-point attack on a target. The Unpiloted Air Vehicles (UAVs) lack global communication or extensive battlefield intelligence, instead, relying on passive short-range sensors and simple, inter-agent communication. The multi-point synchronized attack is successfully demonstrated in a simulated battlefield environment. The simulation results indicate that the reactive, synchronized,
more » ... i-point attack is effective, robust and scalable. It is especially well suited for numerous, small, inexpensive, and expendable UAVs.
doi:10.1109/sis.2003.1202253 dblp:conf/swis/LuaAN03 fatcat:c4npnwlr5fb2tawjbwahqbdate