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Agent-Based Approach to Free-Flight Planning, Control, and Simulation
January/February 2009 (vol. 24 no. 1)
pp. 14-17
Michal Pechoucek, Czech Technical University
David Sislak, Czech Technical University.
Intelligent-agents technology provides techniques and algorithms for distributed coordination and distributed decision making. The authors developed AgentFly, a multiagent prototype for air traffic control of free-flight-based operations of multiple aerial assets, based on intelligent agents. AgentFly provides mechanisms for distributed planning, negotiation-based collision avoidance, and multiagent flight simulation. The US Air Force supports this project, but the Federal Aviation Administration is also studying AgentFly for planning mixed traffic of manned and unmanned air traffic.

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Index Terms:
Multiagent systems, automated planning, distributed coordination, collision avoidance, air traffic control
Citation:
Michal Pechoucek, David Sislak, "Agent-Based Approach to Free-Flight Planning, Control, and Simulation," IEEE Intelligent Systems, vol. 24, no. 1, pp. 14-17, Jan.-Feb. 2009, doi:10.1109/MIS.2009.1
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