Game Theory for Networks. Third International ICST Conference, GameNets 2012, Vancouver, BC, Canada, May 24-26, 2012, Revised Selected Papers

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Hybrid Pursuit-Evasion Game between UAVs and RF Emitters with Controllable Observations: A Hawk-Dove Game

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-35582-0_8,
        author={Husheng Li and Vasu Chakravarthy and Sintayehu Dehnie and Deborah Walter and Zhiqiang Wu},
        title={Hybrid Pursuit-Evasion Game between UAVs and RF Emitters with Controllable Observations: A Hawk-Dove Game},
        proceedings={Game Theory for Networks. Third International ICST Conference, GameNets 2012, Vancouver, BC, Canada, May 24-26, 2012, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={GAMENETS},
        year={2012},
        month={12},
        keywords={UAV pursuit-evasion game},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-35582-0_8}
    }
    
  • Husheng Li
    Vasu Chakravarthy
    Sintayehu Dehnie
    Deborah Walter
    Zhiqiang Wu
    Year: 2012
    Hybrid Pursuit-Evasion Game between UAVs and RF Emitters with Controllable Observations: A Hawk-Dove Game
    GAMENETS
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-35582-0_8
Husheng Li1,*, Vasu Chakravarthy2,*, Sintayehu Dehnie3,*, Deborah Walter4,*, Zhiqiang Wu5,*
  • 1: The University of Tennessee
  • 2: Air Force Research Lab
  • 3: Booz Allen Hamilton
  • 4: Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
  • 5: Wright State University
*Contact email: husheng@eecs.utk.edu, Vasu.Chakravarthy@wpafb.af.mil, Sintayehu.Dehnie.ctr@wpafb.af.mil, Deborah.Walter@rose-hulman.edu, zhiqiang.wu@wright.edu

Abstract

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) can be used to chase radio frequency (RF) emitters by sensing the signal sent out by the RF emitters. Meanwhile, the RF emitter can evade from the UAVs, thus forming a pursuit-evasion game. In contrast to traditional pursuit-evasion games, in which the players can always observe each other, the RF emitter can stop transmitting such that the UAVs lose the target. However, stopping the transmission also incurs cost to the RF emitter since it can no longer convey information to destinations. Hence, the RF emitter can take both continuous actions, i.e., the moving direction, and discrete actions, i.e., whether to stop transmission. Meanwhile, there are both discrete states, i.e., whether the RF transmitter is transmitting, and continuous states, i.e., the locations of UAVs and RF emitter, thus forming a hybrid system. We will study the game theoretic properties of this novel game and derive the optimal strategies for both parties under certain assumptions.