Application of Action Selection, Information Gathering, and Information Evaluation Technologies to UAV Target Tracking

  • David C. Han
  • Jisun Park
  • Karen Fullam
  • K. Suzanne Barber
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3890)


This paper illustrates agent technologies applied to unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) target tracking. The combination of the three technologies presented in this paper provide UAVs with functionality needed for coordinated autonomous operation, from building up accurate beliefs, efficiently gathering information, to acting rationally. In the UAV target tracking domain, communication among agents is necessary for building beliefs about target locations. Reliable information provisioning networks are constructed through selection of appropriate information sources and trust evaluations are applied to belief revision. Also, a macro-based action selection scheme is deployed for efficient coordination of the target tracking activity among agents.


Target Location Multiagent System Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Action Selection Target Tracking 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David C. Han
    • 1
  • Jisun Park
    • 1
  • Karen Fullam
    • 1
  • K. Suzanne Barber
    • 1
  1. 1.The Laboratory for Intelligent Processes and Systems, Electrical and Computer Engineering DepartmentThe University of Texas at AustinUSA

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