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A new utility function for smooth transition between exploration and exploitation of a wind energy field

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4 Author(s)
Jen Jen Chung ; Australian Centre for Field Robot., Univ. of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia ; Angel, M. ; Soto, T. ; Sukkarieh, S.

This paper presents a new data driven utility function for an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) mapping and exploiting a wind field. The proposed utility function provides a continuous scale between exploration and exploitation which is dependent on the difference between the current platform energy level and the uncertainty along a planned path. Tests were carried out in a VICON testbed using quadrotors programmed to emulate fixed-wing aircraft. Results show a 47.7% reduction in energy gain loitering time when compared to a pure information gain approach.

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Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2012 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on

Date of Conference:

7-12 Oct. 2012