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ERIC Number: ED551366
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 266
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ISBN: 978-1-2677-7633-4
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An Agent-Based Model for Navigation Simulation in a Heterogeneous Environment
Shanklin, Teresa A.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Purdue University
Complex navigation (e.g. indoor and outdoor environments) can be studied as a system-of-systems problem. The model is made up of disparate systems that can aid a user in navigating from one location to another, utilizing whatever sensor system or information is available. By using intelligent navigation sensors and techniques (e.g. RFID, Wifi, GPS, embedded sensors on a mobile device, IMU, etc.) and adaptive techniques to switch between them, brings the possibility of an end-to-end navigational multi-agent system-of-systems (MaSoS). Indoor location-based applications have a broad appeal for development in navigation, robotics, gaming, asset tracking, networking, and more. GPS technologies have been successfully leveraged for outdoor navigation, but often lose effectiveness indoors due to a more constrained environment, possible loss of signal, lack of elevation information and need for better accuracy. Increasingly complex problems in navigation allow for the development of a framework for a system-of-systems. Individual systems contain distributed and heterogeneous components that are disparate in nature. Multiple prototypes and a framework for a multi-agent system-of-systems are presented. The purpose of the model is to overcome the limitations of a single technology navigation system. The system creates a classic system-of-systems utilizing existing and developing localization services. The system provides point-to-point path planning and navigation regardless of the transportation medium, location of the user or current environment. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page: http://www.proquest.com/en-US/products/dissertations/individuals.shtml.]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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