Abstract

In this thesis, a distributed extremum seeking and cooperative control algorithm is designed for mobile agents to disperse themselves optimally in maintaining communication quality and maximizing their coverage. The networked mobile agents locally form a virtual multiple-input multipleoutput (MIMO) communication system, and they cooperatively communicate among them by using the decode and forward cooperative communication technique. The outage probability is used as the measure of communication quality, and it can be estimated real-time. A general performance index balancing outage probability and spatial dispersion is chosen for the overall system. The extremum seeking control approach is used to estimate and optimize the value of the performance index, and the cooperative formation control is applied to move the mobile agents to achieve the optimal solution by using only the locally-available information. Through the integration of cooperative communication and cooperative control, network connectivity and coverage of the mobile agents are much improved when compared to either non-cooperative communication approaches or other existing control results. Analytical analysis is carried out to demonstrate the performance and robustness of the proposal methodology, and simulation is done to illustrate its effectiveness

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Graduation Date

2013

Semester

Spring

Advisor

Qu, Zhihua

Degree

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (M.S.E.E.)

College

College of Engineering and Computer Science

Department

Electrical Engineering and Computing

Degree Program

Electrical Engineering

Format

application/pdf

Identifier

CFE0005082

URL

http://purl.fcla.edu/fcla/etd/CFE0005082

Language

English

Release Date

November 2013

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

Restricted to the UCF community until November 2013; it will then be open access.

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