author = "Freitas, Vander Luis de Souza and Macau, Elbert Einstein Nehrer",
          affiliation = "{Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)} and 
                         {Universidade Federal de S{\~a}o Paulo (UNIFESP)}",
                title = "Collision avoidance mechanism for symmetric circular formations of 
                         unitary mass autonomous vehicles at constant speed",
              journal = "Mathematical Problems In Engineering",
                 year = "2018",
               volume = "2018",
                pages = "1--11",
             keywords = "Collective Motion, Synchronization, Phase-coupled oscillators, 
                         Symmetric circular formations.",
             abstract = "Collective motion is a promising field that studies how local 
                         interactions lead groups of individuals to global behaviors. 
                         Biologists try to understand how those subjects interplay in 
                         nature, and engineers are concerned with the application of 
                         interaction strategies to mobile vehicles, satellites, robots, 
                         etc. There are several models in literature that employ strategies 
                         observed in groups of beings in nature. The aim is not to 
                         literally mimic them but to extract suitable strategies for the 
                         chosen application. These models, constituted of multiple mobile 
                         agents, can be used in tasks such as data collection, surveillance 
                         and monitoring. One approach is to use phase-coupled oscillators 
                         to design the mobile agents, in which each member is an oscillator 
                         and they are coupled according to an interconnection network. This 
                         design usually does not keep track and handle the possible 
                         collisions within the group, and real applications obviously must 
                         manage these situations to prevent the equipment from crashing. 
                         This paper introduces a collision avoidance mechanism to a model 
                         of particles with phase-coupled oscillators dynamics for symmetric 
                         circular formations.",
                  doi = "10.1155/2018/6291082",
                  url = "http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2018/6291082",
                 issn = "1024-123X",
                label = "lattes: 5339877279308939 1 FreitasMaca:2018:CoAvMe",
             language = "en",
           targetfile = "freitas_collision.pdf",
        urlaccessdate = "24 nov. 2020"