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Title: Multi-agent systems and their applications

Abstract

The number of distributed energy components and devices continues to increase globally. As a result, distributed control schemes are desirable for managing and utilizing these devices, together with the large amount of data. In recent years, agent-based technology becomes a powerful tool for engineering applications. As a computational paradigm, multi agent systems (MASs) provide a good solution for distributed control. Here in this paper, MASs and applications are discussed. A state-of-the-art literature survey is conducted on the system architecture, consensus algorithm, and multi-agent platform, framework, and simulator. In addition, a distributed under-frequency load shedding (UFLS) scheme is proposed using the MAS. Simulation results for a case study are presented. The future of MASs is discussed in the conclusion.

Authors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Washington State Univ., Pullman, WA (United States). School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E)
OSTI Identifier:
1510122
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1417205
Report Number(s):
DOE-VANDERBILT-0000666-12
Journal ID: ISSN 2234-8972
Grant/Contract Number:  
AR0000666
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Journal of International Council on Electrical Engineering
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 7; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 2234-8972
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS; Multi-agent system (MAS); intelligent agent; multi-agent platform; distributed control; system architecture; consensus algorithm; smart grid; under-frequency; load shedding

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Xie, Jing, and Liu, Chen-Ching. Multi-agent systems and their applications. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1080/22348972.2017.1348890.
Xie, Jing, & Liu, Chen-Ching. Multi-agent systems and their applications. United States. doi:10.1080/22348972.2017.1348890.
Xie, Jing, and Liu, Chen-Ching. Fri . "Multi-agent systems and their applications". United States. doi:10.1080/22348972.2017.1348890.
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abstractNote = {The number of distributed energy components and devices continues to increase globally. As a result, distributed control schemes are desirable for managing and utilizing these devices, together with the large amount of data. In recent years, agent-based technology becomes a powerful tool for engineering applications. As a computational paradigm, multi agent systems (MASs) provide a good solution for distributed control. Here in this paper, MASs and applications are discussed. A state-of-the-art literature survey is conducted on the system architecture, consensus algorithm, and multi-agent platform, framework, and simulator. In addition, a distributed under-frequency load shedding (UFLS) scheme is proposed using the MAS. Simulation results for a case study are presented. The future of MASs is discussed in the conclusion.},
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journal = {Journal of International Council on Electrical Engineering},
number = 1,
volume = 7,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {7}
}

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