Multi-agent System to Design Next Generation of Airborne Platform

  • Ludovic Grivault
  • Amal El Fallah-Seghrouchni
  • Raphaël Girard-Claudon
Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 737)


Remote Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) are operating in highly critical contexts and carry out a wide collection of complex mission tasks through the use of sensors. In this paper, we present a new agent-based architecture that handles sensors of these platforms. Today, the requirements of the platform in terms of autonomy, modularity, robustness and reactivity as well as the industrial constraints call for the design of a new multifunction system architecture. Such a design may rely on multi-agent paradigm since it is modular by design and the agents naturally bring autonomy and pro-activity to the system. This paper presents new and original contributions: (1) an original agentification of the system in the form of a multi-agent architecture that helps to capture the dynamic of the environment; (2) firsts results of the architecture’s simulation for autonomy and scheduling evaluation.


Sensor suite Autonomous system RPAS Multi-agent systems Multi-function Agent 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ludovic Grivault
    • 1
    • 2
  • Amal El Fallah-Seghrouchni
    • 1
  • Raphaël Girard-Claudon
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratoire d’Informatique de Paris 6 - LIP6Sorbonne UniversitésParisFrance
  2. 2.Thales Airborne SystemsElancourtFrance

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