Modeling and Flocking Consensus Analysis for Large-Scale UAV Swarms

Li Bing, Li Jie, Huang KeWei
2013 Mathematical Problems in Engineering  
Recently, distributed coordination control of the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) swarms has been a particularly active topic in intelligent system field. In this paper, through understanding the emergent mechanism of the complex system, further research on the flocking and the dynamic characteristic of UAV swarms will be given. Firstly, this paper analyzes the current researches and existent problems of UAV swarms. Afterwards, by the theory of stochastic process and supplemented variables, a
more » ... ed variables, a differential-integral model is established, converting the system model into Volterra integral equation. The existence and uniqueness of the solution of the system are discussed. Then the flocking control law is given based on artificial potential with system consensus. At last, we analyze the stability of the proposed flocking control algorithm based on the Lyapunov approach and prove that the system in a limited time can converge to the consensus direction of the velocity. Simulation results are provided to verify the conclusion.
doi:10.1155/2013/368369 fatcat:keipw6efmjgxvklpc7xwyrfzra