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Hardware in the Loop Simulator for Multi Agent Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Environment

Kamal S. Ali1 and Justin L. Shumaker2
  • 1 Jackson State University, USA
  • 2 , USA
American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Volume 6 No. 2, 2013, 172-177

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajeassp.2013.172.177

Submitted On: 24 February 2013 Published On: 10 May 2013

How to Cite: Ali, K. S. & Shumaker, J. L. (2013). Hardware in the Loop Simulator for Multi Agent Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Environment. American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 6(2), 172-177. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajeassp.2013.172.177

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.

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Keywords

  • HILS
  • MAV
  • Multi Agent
  • Swarm