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Title: Distributed optimization system and method

Abstract

A search system and method for controlling multiple agents to optimize an objective using distributed sensing and cooperative control. The search agent can be one or more physical agents, such as a robot, and can be software agents for searching cyberspace. The objective can be: chemical sources, temperature sources, radiation sources, light sources, evaders, trespassers, explosive sources, time dependent sources, time independent sources, function surfaces, maximization points, minimization points, and optimal control of a system such as a communication system, an economy, a crane, and a multi-processor computer.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-CA), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1174373
Patent Number(s):
6,577,906
Application Number:
09/635,019
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM) SNL-L
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING

Citation Formats

Hurtado, John E., Dohrmann, Clark R., and Robinett, III, Rush D. Distributed optimization system and method. United States: N. p., 2003. Web.
Hurtado, John E., Dohrmann, Clark R., & Robinett, III, Rush D. Distributed optimization system and method. United States.
Hurtado, John E., Dohrmann, Clark R., and Robinett, III, Rush D. Tue . "Distributed optimization system and method". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1174373.
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abstractNote = {A search system and method for controlling multiple agents to optimize an objective using distributed sensing and cooperative control. The search agent can be one or more physical agents, such as a robot, and can be software agents for searching cyberspace. The objective can be: chemical sources, temperature sources, radiation sources, light sources, evaders, trespassers, explosive sources, time dependent sources, time independent sources, function surfaces, maximization points, minimization points, and optimal control of a system such as a communication system, an economy, a crane, and a multi-processor computer.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2003},
month = {6}
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