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Collaborative Estimation of Gradient Direction by a Formation of AUVs under Communication Constraints

Abstract : This work deals with the source-seeking problem in which the task is to locate the source of some signal using a fleet of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs). The present paper proposes a distributed solution in which a group of vehicles uniformly distributed in a fixed circular formation, estimates the gradient direction of the signal propagation. The distributed algorithm takes into account the communication constraints and depends on direct signal measurements. Our approach is based on the previous results in formation control to stabilize the fleet in a circular formation with time-varying center and in a collaborative source-seeking algorithm. The results are supported through computer simulations.
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Lara Briñon Arranz, Alexandre Seuret, Carlos Canudas de Wit. Collaborative Estimation of Gradient Direction by a Formation of AUVs under Communication Constraints. CDC 2011 - ECC 2011 - 50th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and European Control Conference, Dec 2011, Orlando, Floride, United States. pp.6. ⟨hal-00619482v2⟩

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