The Mathematics of Motion Camouflage

Glendinning, Paul (2004) The Mathematics of Motion Camouflage. Proceedings of the Royal Society (London) Series B, 271. pp. 477-481. ISSN 0962-8452

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Motion camouflage is a strategy whereby an aggressor moves towards a target whilst appearing stationary to the target except for the inevitable perceived change in size of the aggressor as it approaches. The strategy has been observed in insects, and mathematical models using discrete time or neural network control have been used to simulate the behaviour. Here the differential equations for motion camouflage are derived and some simple cases are analysed. These equations are easy to simulate numerically, and simulations indicate that motion camouflage is more efficient than the classical pursuit strategy (‘move directly towards the target’).

Item Type: Article
Subjects: MSC 2010, the AMS's Mathematics Subject Classification > 34 Ordinary differential equations
MSC 2010, the AMS's Mathematics Subject Classification > 92 Biology and other natural sciences
Depositing User: Professor Paul Glendinning
Date Deposited: 17 May 2006
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2017 14:12

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