Control of movement in an arbitrary polygonal terrain

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Efficient algorithms are presented for coordinated movement of semi-automated, computer-generated forces in a command hierarchy. At each level in the hierarchy, units move toward a goal, selected at a higher level, along paths which combine maintenance of a desired formation with minimization of a penalty integral -- some weighted combination of factors such as time, fuel, exposure, attrition, etc. Topics considered are the representation of terrain as a convex polygonal mesh, generalization of the A* pathfinding algorithm to a 2-D surface, fields of extremal paths, flexible formation templates, and synchronization and adaptive replanning.

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Cunningham, C. T. February 4, 1993.

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Efficient algorithms are presented for coordinated movement of semi-automated, computer-generated forces in a command hierarchy. At each level in the hierarchy, units move toward a goal, selected at a higher level, along paths which combine maintenance of a desired formation with minimization of a penalty integral -- some weighted combination of factors such as time, fuel, exposure, attrition, etc. Topics considered are the representation of terrain as a convex polygonal mesh, generalization of the A* pathfinding algorithm to a 2-D surface, fields of extremal paths, flexible formation templates, and synchronization and adaptive replanning.

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  • 3. conference on computer generated forces and BR,Orlando, FL (United States),17-19 Mar 1993

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  • Other: DE93016539
  • Report No.: UCRL-JC--113106
  • Report No.: CONF-9303101--2
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 10168914
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Cunningham, C. T. Control of movement in an arbitrary polygonal terrain, article, February 4, 1993; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1341710/: accessed January 17, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.