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Cooperative control of unmanned air vehicles for deception of radar systems is addressed in this paper. Although highly abstracted here, deception of radar systems using multiple vehicles requires tightly coupled trajectories that make multiple individual radars agree on location, trajectory and characteristics of "phantom" aircraft (which are not really there). Cooperative control of vehicles for this paper relies on constrained optimization over receding horizons which enables progress toward specified way points for the phantom aircraft. The impact of the requirement for a coherent phantom trajectory on the trajectories of the unmanned air vehicles is considered. A simple simulation example is used to illustrate the cooperative control system performance.
Date of Conference: 19-22 March 2005