Abstract

A mission planning system for determining an optimum use of a plurality of vehicles in searching a predefined geographic area (PGA). A discretizer subsystem may be used for sensing the capabilities of each vehicle to produce a point set defining a number of points within the PGA that the vehicles must traverse to completely search the PGA. A task allocator subsystem may determine an optimum division of the PGA into different subregions to be handled by specific ones of the vehicles, thus to minimize an overall time needed to search the PGA. A path optimizer subsystem may determine an optimum path through a particular vehicle's assigned subregion to minimize the time needed for each specific vehicle to traverse its associated subregion.

Department(s)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Comments

Filed July 12, 2012, Issued Dec. 31, 2013. Assignee: The Boeing Company, Chicago, IL

Patent Application Number

13547413

Patent Number

US8620510 B1

Document Type

Patent

Document Version

Final Version

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2013 The Curators of the University of Missouri, All rights reserved.


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