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Cooperative Networks

Control and Optimization Edited by Panos Pardalos, Distinguished Professor, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Florida, US, Don Grundel, Supervisory Operations Researcher, Engineering Analysis Directorate, Eglin Air Force Base, Robert A. Murphey, Chief, Guidance, Navigation and Controls Branch, Munitions Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Eglin Air Force Base, US and Oleg Prokopyev, Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, US
Cooperative networks have gained a tremendous amount of attention over the last several years because of their existence not only in biological, social and economic arenas, but because of direct applications in many more areas such as communications, robotics and military sciences. This volume reflects a cross-fertilization of ideas from a broad set of disciplines and creativity from a diverse array of scientific and engineering research.
Extent: 368 pp
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Publication Date: 2008
ISBN: 978 1 84720 453 0
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Cooperative networks have gained a tremendous amount of attention over the last several years because of their existence not only in biological, social and economic arenas, but because of direct applications in many more areas such as communications, robotics and military sciences. This volume reflects a cross-fertilization of ideas from a broad set of disciplines and creativity from a diverse array of scientific and engineering research.

While the benefits of networks in general have been recognized for quite some time, the idea of cooperative networks has several novel implications. Because distributed processing by heterogeneous nodes promises significant increases in system capability, performance and efficiency, research has intensified with a breadth of promising applications. Topics in this volume include networks of unmanned vehicles in uncertain environments, networks subject to eavesdropping and jamming, optimal node task-allocation, network complexity analysis, cooperative search involving multiple unmanned vehicles, and cooperative communications in ad-hoc networks, optimal control and optimization in man-in-the-loop scenarios.

A broad array of readers, including faculty, graduate students and researchers interested in optimization, computer science, engineering, the social and behavioral sciences and related applications in cooperative systems will find this volume of great value.
Contributors: R. Causey, P.R. Chandler, C.W. Commander, Y.J. Crispin, P. Festa, A. Goel, B. Grechuk, D. Grundel, Y. Guo, J.P. How, D.E. Jeffcoat, Z. Jin, G. Korotkikh, V. Korotkikh, Y. Kuwata, M. Lewis, A. Molyboha, R.A. Murphey, R.M. Murray, K.E. Nygard, C.A.S. Oliveira, M. Pachter, D.J. Pack, P.M. Pardalos, J.W. Patterson, O. Prokopyev, W. Ren, M.G.C. Resende, V. Ryabchenko, P. Scerri, O. Shylo, D. Swaroop, K. Sycara, A. Tiwari, M. Tsitselis, S. Uryasev, Y. Xu, N.P. Yerrick, G.W.P. York, M. Zabarankin, G. Zrazhevsky
Contents:

Preface

1. Token-Based Approach for Scalable Team Coordination
Yang Xu, Paul Scerri, Michael Lewis and Katia Sycara

2. Consensus Controllability for Coordinated Multi-Agent Systems
Zhipu Jin and Richard M. Murray

3. Decentralized Cooperative Optimization for Systems Coupled through the Constraints
Yoshiaki Kuwata and Jonathan P. How

4. Consensus Building in Cooperative Control with Information Feedback
Wei Ren

5. Levy Flights in Robot Swarm Control and Optimization
Yechiel J. Crispin

6. Eavesdropping and Jamming Communication Networks
Clayton W. Commander, Panos M. Pardalos, Valeriy Ryabchenko, Oleg Shylo, Stan Uryasev, Grigoriy Zrazhevsky

7. Network Algorithms for the Dual of the Constrained Shortest Path Problem
Bogdan Grechuk, Anton Molyboha, Michael Zabarankin

8. Towards an Irreducible Theory of Complex Systems
Victor Korotkikh

9. Complexity of a System as a Key to its Optimization
Victor Korotkikh and Galina Korotkikh

10. GRASP with Path-Relinking for the Cooperative Communication Problem on Ad hoc Networks
Clayton W. Commander, Paola Festa, Carlos A.S. Oliveira, Panos M. Pardalos, Mauricio G.C. Resende and Marco Tsitselis

11. Optimal Control of an ATR Module – Equipped MAV/Human Operator Team
Meir Pachter, Philip R. Chandler and Dharba Swaroop

12. An Investigation of a Dynamic Sensor Motion Strategy
Nathan P. Yerrick, Abhishek Tiwari and David E. Jeffcoat

13. Market Based Adaptive Task Allocations for Autonomous Agents
Jared W. Patterson and Kendall E. Nygard

14. Cooperative Persistent Surveillance Search Algorithms using Multiple Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Daniel J. Pack and George W.P. York

15. Social Networks for Effective Teams
Paul Scerri and Katia Sycara

16. Optimization Approaches for Vision-Based Path Planning for Autonomous Micro-Air Vehicles in Urban Environments
Michael Zabarankin, Andrew Kurdila, Oleg A. Prokopyev, Ryan Causey, Anukul Goel and Panos M. Pardalos

17. Cooperative Stabilization and Tracking for Linear Dynamic Systems
Yi Guo

Index