Print Email Facebook Twitter Network enabled cooperation of autonomous vehicles: A communications perspective Title Network enabled cooperation of autonomous vehicles: A communications perspective Author Pinto, J. Ribeiro, M. Giodini, S. L'Hoir, P. Sartore, A. Giron-Sierra, J.M. Braga, J. Sousa, J. Publication year 2017 Abstract In this paper we present the NECSAVE system which allows the control of heterogeneous unmanned vehicles under challenging environments by a single human operator by providing it with the desired highlevel objectives. The described software stack takes care of decomposing the high-level objectives into assignable tasks and (re)distributing the workload among team members according to their announced capabilities and eventual failures. NECSAVE is robust to system failures by supporting decentralized planning and adapting allocation in face of platform losses. The system was validated in multiple field trials where NECSAVE was used for the coordination of heterogeneous vehicles under challenged communication environments, namely the sea using radio (at surface) and acoustic communications (underwater). Subject 2015 Observation, Weapon & Protection SystemsAS - Acoustics & SonarTS - Technical SciencesSystems engineeringUnderwater acousticsAcoustic communicationsAutonomous VehiclesCommunication environmentsDecentralized planningHeterogeneous vehiclesHuman operatorSoftware stacksSystem failuresUnmanned vehicles To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:89f11ada-f0ce-4a46-b5a7-19ed405de473 TNO identifier 788268 Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. ISBN 9781509052783 Source OCEANS 2017 - Aberdeen. 19 June 2017 through 22 June 2017, 1-6 Document type conference paper Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.