Monday, October 16
2:30 - 3:30 P.M.
Room 1005 EECS
The design of autonomous multi-vehicle systems is an area of increasing interest these days. We will discuss the UC-Berkeley program in control and communications for these multi-vehicle systems. In particular, we shall identify the networking issues in these multi-vehicle systems and present some ad-hoc networking protocols that we have developed. Our research has focussed on automated service discovery and interfacing, data management, geographic routing algorithms for mobile networks, and protocols to create dynamic networks for dynamic teams. Of these we will present the geographic routing algorithm for wireless ad-hoc networks in detail. The presentation will include a description of the algorithm, simulation analyses, and some asymptotic analyses of the storage and communication requirements of the algorithm.
Dr. Raja Sengupta is currently a research scientist with the California PATH program at the University of California Berkeley, where he heads the communication research program. His current research interests are in networking for intelligent transportation systems, and the control of networked aerobot systems for the Office of Naval Research. He received his Phd in Systems Engineering from the University of Michigan in 1995 where he worked on fault detection systems, optimal control, and traffic signal optimization. Prior to his current assignment his research focussed on advanced vehicle safety systems. He led the system safety research for the National Highway System Consortium till 1997 and worked briefly for Mitretek Systems providing program advice to the ITS Joint Programs Office of the USDOT. He is the author of several academic publications, reviewer for several academic journals, a member of the safety and human factors committee of ITS America, and a member of IEEE, and active in the DSRC standards process.