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Communications and Control—A Natural Linkage for SWARM

  • John E. Hershey
  • Stephen F. Bush
  • Ralph T. Hoctor
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We present a simple distributed concept that appears to insinuate SWARM behavior in a collection of mobile platforms. The control is based on the inter-mobile platform communication links’ signal-to-noise ratio. This double use of communications is a natural linkage for SWARM behavior.

KEY WORDS:

SWARM distributed control 

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

This work was funded by the ATL Division of Lockheed Martin Corporation under the auspices of Harris Zebrowitz and Orest Ukrainsky. We gratefully acknowledge their encouragement and farsightedness. A version of this material was also presented at Defense Applications Signal Processing (DASP) ‘05.

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© Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • John E. Hershey
    • 1
  • Stephen F. Bush
    • 1
  • Ralph T. Hoctor
    • 1
  1. 1.General Electric Global Research CenterNiskayunaUSA

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