Distributed Simulation Environment of Unmanned Aerial Systems for a Search Problem

  • Stanisław SkrzypeckiEmail author
  • Dariusz Pierzchała
  • Zbigniew Tarapata
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11472)


In the paper the programmable simulation environment for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and the preliminary research of UAV’s swarm applied for a search problem in a large-scale terrain are presented. Proposed approach is based on distributed simulation, multiagent systems and multiresolution modelling in order to perform studies on UAV modelled as a swarm with determined, autonomous, combined behaviours. Some software agents have been simulated in constructive component while others have been controlled by virtual simulator (VBS3) with interoperability provided by DIS or HLA protocols. Furthermore, the biological inspired algorithms (e.g. PSO algorithm and other modifications) have been used to model UAVs’ actions. The preliminary results lead to conclusion of usability of the environment in solving search problem and modelling UAV’s movements and behaviours.


UAS UAV’s swarm Distributed simulation Autonomous systems Biological inspired algorithms PSO algorithm 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stanisław Skrzypecki
    • 1
    Email author
  • Dariusz Pierzchała
    • 1
  • Zbigniew Tarapata
    • 1
  1. 1.Cybernetics FacultyMilitary University of TechnologyWarsawPoland

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