Coverage control for outbreak dynamics

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Abstract

In this paper we investigate the problem of containing an outbreak using multiple cooperative agents. We present a general mathematical description of outbreak dynamics, which models the behaviour of many real-world situations including outbreaks of epidemic diseases, wild fires, riots, insect spreads, etc. Based on the outbreak dynamics we provide conditions on the positions of the control agents that guarantee that an outbreak can be contained before a deadline. A coverage control law that maximizes the area in which agents are able to contain a future unknown outbreak is deduced from these conditions. Simulation results illustrate the potential of the approach.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE 56th Annual Conference on Decision and Control, CDC 2017
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages984-989
Number of pages6
Volume2018-January
ISBN (Electronic)9781509028733
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jan 2018
Event56th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC 2017) - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 12 Dec 201715 Dec 2017
Conference number: 56
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Conference

Conference56th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC 2017)
Abbreviated titleCDC 2017
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period12/12/1715/12/17
Internet address

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