A Differential Game Approach for Beyond Visual Range Tactics

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An operational relevant conflict between teams of autonomous vehicles in the Beyond Visual Range domain is addressed in this paper. Optimal strategies are designed in order for a team of air interceptors to protect a high value asset and block the attacking team at a safe distance from such asset. The attacking agents take specific roles of leader and wingman and also devise their own optimal strategies in order to launch an attack as close as possible from the asset. The problem is formulated as a zero-sum differential game between players with different speed over two stages: the attack and the retreat stages. For each stage, the state-feedback optimal strategies of each player are derived in analytical form.


The "Link to Full Text" on this page opens or downloads the e-print version of the work at the arxiv.org repository. The e-print submission date is 22 September 2020.

The final conference version appears as cited below in the 2021 American Control Conference. That version is available to IEEE subscribers.



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arXiv [math.OC] ; 2021 American Control Conference