Open Access iconOpen Access

ARTICLE

crossmark

Thermodynamics Inspired Co-operative Self-Organization of Multiple Autonomous Vehicles

Ayesha Maqbool1,*, Farkhanda Afzal2, Tauseef Rana3, Alina Mirza4

1 DCS, NBC, National University of Sciences and Technology, Islambad, Pakistan
2 H&BS,MCS, National University of Sciences and Technology, Islambad, Pakistan
3 CSE, MCS, National University of Sciences and Technology, Islambad, Pakistan
4 EE, MCS, National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan

* Corresponding Author: Ayesha Maqbool. Email: email

(This article belongs to the Special Issue: Nature Inspired Computing for Intelligent Vehicular Network)

Intelligent Automation & Soft Computing 2021, 28(3), 653-667. https://doi.org/10.32604/iasc.2021.017506

Abstract

This paper presents a co-operative, self-organisation method for Multiple Autonomous Vehicles aiming to share surveillance responsibilities. Spatial organization or formation configuration of multiple vehicles/agents’ systems is crucial for a team of agents to achieve their mission objectives. In this paper we present simple yet efficient thermodynamic inspired formation control framework. The proposed method autonomously allocates region of surveillance to each vehicle and also re-adjusts the area of their responsibilities during the mission. It provides framework for heterogeneous UAVs to scatter themselves optimally in order to provide maximum coverage of a given area. The method is inspired from a natural phenomenon of thermodynamics and presents a flexible and efficient mechanism for co-operative team formation. The idea here is to model the system as a collection of heat generating bodies and to maintain the constant system temperature across the system by introducing appropriate separation among vehicles. We also present the behavour of the algorithm with the communication constraint. The proposed method achieves special allocation objectives, even with constraint communication. It is further shown that the method can easily be adopted to arbitrary configurations according to mission requirements and team configuration. This co-operative decision making of allocating mission responsibilities by self-organising a team of vehicles adds to the overall autonomy of the Multi-vehicular system.

Keywords


Cite This Article

APA Style
Maqbool, A., Afzal, F., Rana, T., Mirza, A. (2021). Thermodynamics inspired co-operative self-organization of multiple autonomous vehicles. Intelligent Automation & Soft Computing, 28(3), 653-667. https://doi.org/10.32604/iasc.2021.017506
Vancouver Style
Maqbool A, Afzal F, Rana T, Mirza A. Thermodynamics inspired co-operative self-organization of multiple autonomous vehicles. Intell Automat Soft Comput . 2021;28(3):653-667 https://doi.org/10.32604/iasc.2021.017506
IEEE Style
A. Maqbool, F. Afzal, T. Rana, and A. Mirza "Thermodynamics Inspired Co-operative Self-Organization of Multiple Autonomous Vehicles," Intell. Automat. Soft Comput. , vol. 28, no. 3, pp. 653-667. 2021. https://doi.org/10.32604/iasc.2021.017506

Citations




cc This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License , which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
  • 2076

    View

  • 1223

    Download

  • 1

    Like

Share Link