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Selection Of Subdomains In Hierarchic Path Generation
Author(s): Thomas Sudkamp; Jill Courte
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Paper Abstract

Hierarchic decomposition has been shown to be an effective technique for efficiently generating near optimal paths through a defended area. The objective is to avoid the combinatorial difficulties associated with searching large graphs by confining the search to specific advantageous subregions. Within the subregions, paths are constructed using the A heuristic search algorithm. The decomposition into subdomains introduces local horizon effects to the path generation process. The local horizon problem arises as a consequence of the required connection of paths generated by independent search procedures in contiguous subdomains. Several techniques are introduced to facilitate the inter-region handoff. The effects of subdomain size and handoff technique on path quality and efficiency are analyzed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 March 1989
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1095, Applications of Artificial Intelligence VII, (21 March 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.969292
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Thomas Sudkamp, Wright State University (United States)
Jill Courte, Wright State University (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1095:
Applications of Artificial Intelligence VII
Mohan M. Trivedi, Editor(s)

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