American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

HARDWARE IN THE LOOP SIMULATOR FOR MULTI AGENT UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES ENVIRONMENT

Kamal S. Ali and Justin L. Shumaker

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2013.172.177

American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Volume 6, Issue 2

Pages 172-177

Abstract

This study describes a Multi-Agent Hardware In the Loop Simulator (HILS) for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles’ (UAV) autopilots. This HILS system allows multiple autopilots to fly multiple virtual airframes in the same virtual environment allowing these agents to interact as a swarm. This system makes the exploration and evaluation of Multi Agent Systems (MAS) possible at minimal cost.

Copyright

© 2013 Kamal S. Ali and Justin L. Shumaker. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.