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Title: Exhaustive search system and method using space-filling curves

Abstract

A search system and method for one agent or for multiple agents using a space-filling curve provides a way to control one or more agents to cover an area of any space of any dimensionality using an exhaustive search pattern. An example of the space-filling curve is a Hilbert curve. The search area can be a physical geography, a cyberspace search area, or an area searchable by computing resources. The search agent can be one or more physical agents, such as a robot, and can be software agents for searching cyberspace.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-CA), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1174545
Patent Number(s):
6,636,847
Application Number:
09/608,335
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM) SNL-L
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Spires, Shannon V. Exhaustive search system and method using space-filling curves. United States: N. p., 2003. Web.
Spires, Shannon V. Exhaustive search system and method using space-filling curves. United States.
Spires, Shannon V. Tue . "Exhaustive search system and method using space-filling curves". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1174545.
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year = {2003},
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