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Isochronous synchronization with propagation delay and the control of autonomous vehicles in formation movement

Grant number: 17/24224-6
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2018
Effective date (End): February 28, 2019
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Electrical Engineering
Principal Investigator:Elbert Einstein Nehrer Macau
Grantee:Vander Luis de Souza Freitas
Supervisor abroad: Jurgen Kurths
Home Institution: Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE). Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia, Inovações e Comunicações (Brasil). São José dos Campos , SP, Brazil
Local de pesquisa : Humboldt University, Germany  
Associated to the scholarship:17/04552-9 - Synchronization and control of network of chaotic oscillator with applications to the control of mobile autonomous vehicles in formation movement, BP.DR


The emergence of synchronization in a complex network of phase oscillators is raising a considerable interest in multidisciplinary research. One application of this theory refers to systems of multiple autonomous agents, such as ground vehicles, unmanned aerial vehicles, satellites constellations, etc., who interact to each other aiming to accomplish tasks in a cooperative manner. The cooperative autonomous agents are designed here as systems of coupled oscillators, whose synchronous states may be associated to possible group and subgroup formations. In this scenario, we consider delayed interactions, which are caused by the long distances among the agents or by the limitations present in their communication channels. The aim of this project is the development of specific strategies for group control and synchronization that take into account the effects of this delayed coupling. This is part of the Doctorate Fapesp project number 2017/04552-9. To achieve this goal we rely on the expertise of the researchers of the institution to be visited, which is our partner in the thematic project 2015/50122-0.

Scientific publications
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
FREITAS, VANDER L. S.; MACAU, ELBERT E. N. Collision Avoidance Mechanism for Symmetric Circular Formations of Unitary Mass Autonomous Vehicles at Constant Speed. MATHEMATICAL PROBLEMS IN ENGINEERING, 2018. Web of Science Citations: 0.

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