Task assignment for multi-UAV under severe uncertainty by using stochastic multicriteria acceptability analysis

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This paper considers a task assignment problem for multiple unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The UAVs are set to perform attack tasks on a collection of ground targets in a severe uncertain environment. The UAVs have different attack capabilities and are located at different positions. Each UAV should be assigned an attack task before the mission starts. Due to uncertain information, many criteria values essential to task assignment were random or fuzzy, and the weights of criteria were not precisely known. In this study, a novel task assignment approach based on stochastic Multicriteria acceptability analysis (SMAA) method was proposed to address this problem. The uncertainties in the criteria were analyzed, and a task assignment procedure was designed. The results of simulation experiments show that the proposed approach is useful for finding a satisfactory assignment under severe uncertain circumstances.

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Hu, X., Cheng, J., & Luo, H. (2015). Task assignment for multi-UAV under severe uncertainty by using stochastic multicriteria acceptability analysis. Mathematical Problems in Engineering, 2015. https://doi.org/10.1155/2015/249825

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