Dr. Daniel Pack, P.E. Dean of Engineering & Computer Science at UTC
In this talk, I will give an overview of unmanned aircraft systemsresearch activities at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga. In particular, I will present our on-going efforts toward developing heterogeneous, cooperative unmanned systems technologies in the Unmanned Systems Laboratory in the context of a number of research projects we are current working on with government organizations and industry. The challenges associated with cooperative control, sensing, and communication of multiple unmanned aircraft will be described by discussing distributed filtering, consensus, network connectivity, and real-time motion planning.
In response to these challenges, I will present some of novel technologies we developed including out-of-order estimation techniques, formation strategies to maintain connectivity of multi-agent systems, target-capturing methods with incomplete target information, optimal sensor management schemes and distributed path planning algorithms. A number of other cooperative unmanned aerial system solutions, scalable technologies and verified with field experiments, will also be presented.
Please RSVP to Bryan Eldridge at Bryan.Eldridge@mckee.com no later than noon, Monday November 6th so we can get a headcount for food and e-mail you a UTC parking pass. You will need to print out and place the parking pass on your dash.
Where: Challenger STEM Learning Center; Classroom 147
Location address: 855 E. 5th Street, Chattanooga, TN 37403
On corner of E. 5th St. and Palmetto St. across from the main Engineering
building and Lot#10
Parking will be in lot #10 across from the Challenger center (NOTE: must
obtain a parking pass to avoid a ticket). Parking pass will be e-mailed
to you upon RSVP!