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Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) resource scheduling means to allocate and aggregate the available UAV resources depending on the mission requirements and the battlefield situation assessment. I n previous studies, the models cannot reflect the mission synchronization; the targets are treated respectively, which results in the large scale of the problem and high computational complexity. To overcome these disadvantages, a model for UAV resource scheduling under mission synchronization is proposed, which is based on single-objective non-linear integer programming. And several cooperative teams are aggregated for the target clusters from the available resources. The evaluation indices of weapon allocation are referenced in establishing the objective function and the constraints for the issue. The scales of the target clusters are considered as the constraints for the scales of the cooperative teams to make them match in scale. The functions of the intersection between the “mission time-window” and the UAV “arrival time-window” are introduced into the objective function and the constraints in order to describe the mission synchronization effectively. The results demonstrate that the proposed expanded model can meet the requirement of mission synchronization, guide the aggregation of cooperative teams for the target clusters and control the scale of the problem effectively.
Date of Publication: Oct. 2010