Layered Reconfigurable Architecture for Autonomous Cooperative UAV Computing Systems
Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
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Cooperative processing in UAV swarms requires efficient architectural and algorithmic solutions to maximize the operational speed and life time span. Solutions need to include communication, data gathering, data processing and general management. In this paper, we address all these needs and we also present a reconfigurable approach to the UAV swarm cooperative processing with maximum extent of decentralization. UAVs with multiple devices (such as cameras, radars), and multiple processing units (CPUs and reconfigurable FPGAs) onboard are considered. We present main elements of the architecture and two reconfiguration algorithms used in the process of management of FPGA chips. Results are evaluated using the dedicated simulation framework and demonstrate the efficiency of the proposed solutions. © Springer International Publishing AG 2017.
Layered Reconfigurable Architecture for Autonomous Cooperative UAV Computing Systems.
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