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Author Masoud, A.A.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©1996
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations ♦ Other branches of engineering
Subject Keyword Motion control ♦ Control systems ♦ Centralized control ♦ Shape control ♦ Distributed control ♦ Control design ♦ Size control ♦ Traffic control ♦ Control system synthesis ♦ Supervisory control
Abstract This paper tackles the excessive complexity facing the design of traffic controllers. This complexity, which is usually exponential in the number of agents, effectively limits planning to that of a small-size traffic. Here, an evolutionary approach to control design is suggested to free traffic controllers from such a limitation. Guidelines from self-organizing systems are used to derive a multi-agent motion controller that, among other things, has a computational effort that linearly increase with the number of agents; therefore, making it feasible to manage a large-size traffic. The controller is also required to be "open" in order for any agent to join or leave traffic without the others having to adjust the manner by which they sense, process information, or actuate motion. Along with self-organization, concepts from hybrid systems, and the potential field approach to control synthesis are utilized to realize the controller. Theoretical development as well as simulation results are provided.
Description Author affiliation: 94 Bagot St., Kingston, Ont., Canada (Masoud, A.A.)
ISBN 0780335902
ISSN 01912216
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1996-12-13
Publisher Place Japan
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 518.70 kB
Page Count 6
Starting Page 4419
Ending Page 4424


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library