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Apparatus and method for cooperative multi target tracking and interception

The invention described herein provides an apparatus and a method to cooperatively track and intercept a plurality of highly maneuvering asymmetric threats using networks of small, low-cost, lightweight, airborne vehicles that dynamically self-organize into an ad hoc network topology. This is accomplished using distributed information sharing to maintain cohesion and avoid vehicle collisions, while cooperatively pursuing multiple targets.
Inventors: 

Gary Hewer

James Bobinchak

Patent Number: 
US7947936
Patent Issue Date: 
June 24, 2011
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