FLIGHT SIMULATION ENVIRONMENTS APPLIED TO AGENT-BASED AUTONOMOUS UAVS

Ricardo Gimenes, Daniel Castro Silva, Luís Paulo Reis, Eugénio Oliveira

Abstract

Developed countries have made significant efforts to integrate Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) operations in controlled aerial space due to a rising interest of using UAVs for civilian as well as military purposes. This paper focuses on looking for reliable solutions and a way to validate an autonomous multiagent control system through a different variety of Flight Simulations. This study has two main lines, the first being the use of multiagent systems in UAVs, aiming at a fully autonomous control. The second and focal line is a survey about the variety of simulation systems dedicated to aerodynamics and aircrafts, comparing them and their feasibility to validate the developed multiagent control system. One critical factor is hazard situations, like emergency landing without runway or equipment failure, which should be predicted in an automated system. Most flight simulators are not realistic enough to validate a multiagent algorithm in hazard situations. At the same time, it is impossible to predict every type of failure in real world. The boundaries of simulation should be very well enclosured in order to present results using simulation.

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Gimenes R., Castro Silva D., Paulo Reis L. and Oliveira E. (2008). FLIGHT SIMULATION ENVIRONMENTS APPLIED TO AGENT-BASED AUTONOMOUS UAVS . In Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 4: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-8111-39-5, pages 243-246. DOI: 10.5220/0001710802430246


in Bibtex Style

@conference{iceis08,
author={Ricardo Gimenes and Daniel Castro Silva and Luís Paulo Reis and Eugénio Oliveira},
title={FLIGHT SIMULATION ENVIRONMENTS APPLIED TO AGENT-BASED AUTONOMOUS UAVS},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 4: ICEIS,},
year={2008},
pages={243-246},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001710802430246},
isbn={978-989-8111-39-5},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 4: ICEIS,
TI - FLIGHT SIMULATION ENVIRONMENTS APPLIED TO AGENT-BASED AUTONOMOUS UAVS
SN - 978-989-8111-39-5
AU - Gimenes R.
AU - Castro Silva D.
AU - Paulo Reis L.
AU - Oliveira E.
PY - 2008
SP - 243
EP - 246
DO - 10.5220/0001710802430246