This book captures the latest results and techniques for cooperative localization and navigation drawn from a broad array of disciplines. It provides the reader with a generic and comprehensive view of modeling, strategies, and state estimation methodologies in that fields. It discusses the most recent research and novel advances in that direction, exploring the design of algorithms and architectures, benefits, and challenging aspects, as well as a potential broad array of disciplines, including wireless communication, indoor localization, robotics, emergency rescue, motion analysis, etc.
Section I: Preliminaries on Cooperative Navigation: Communications, Coordination, and Sensing. Introduction: Cooperative Localization and Navigation. Positioning Model in Cooperative Environment. Communication Requirements and Architecture for Cooperative Problem Solving System. Formation Coordination with Connectivity Preservation. Remote Sensing Platforms and Sensors. Section II: Cooperative Strategies for Localization and Navigation. Cooperative Strategies in Unknown, Dynamic and Troublesome Scenarios. Decentralized Solutions to the Cooperative Multi-Platform Navigation Problem. Cooperative Localization based on Relative Measurements. Cooperative Inertial Navigation for GNSS-Challenged Environments. Vision-Aided Cooperative Inertial Navigation Using Overlapping Views. Graph-based Cooperative Navigation Using three-view Constraints. Section III: Estimation Methodologies for Cooperative Localization and Navigation. Cooperative Position Estimation with Structured Beacons. Possibilistic Sensor Fusion for Cooperative Localization. Cooperative Estimation and Fleet Reconfiguration for Multi-Agent Systems. Spatio-Temporal Information Coupling in Cooperative Network Navigation. Advanced Optimization Algorithms for Multiuser Cooperative Navigation. Cooperative and Decentralized Navigation using Predictive Control. Robust Cooperative State Estimation for UAVs in GPS-denied areas. Decentralized Extended Information Filter for Single-Beach Cooperative Acoustic Navigation. Section IV: Applicable Platforms and Directions for Cooperative Navigation: Issues and Challenges. Cooperative Indoor Localization: Theoretical Approaches and Applications. Cooperative Autonomous Navigation for Multiple Unmanned Vehicles. Cooperative Localization in 5G Networks. Cooperative Human-Robot Haptic Navigation. Decentralized Cooperative Navigation for Spacecraft. Cooperative Multi-Robot Navigation, Exploration, Mapping and Object Detection with ROS. UWB Positioning System for UAV Navigation in GNSS-denied Environments. Network-based Cooperative Navigation based on Remote-access Observations.