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Task Allocation of Naval Ship Logistics system based on Auction Model

Feng Li, Duanfeng Han


The problem of high efficient task allocation for transfer units in ship logistics system is one of the most fundamental issues for the system to be applied in the real world. A “market” framework based transfer unit task allocation strategy is introduced here with the basic hypothesis, concepts and algorithms. Former authors have proposed the auction based method using single task auction and the effect of synergies between tasks were rarely considered, whose results were prone to local minima. In order to tackle this problem, clustering based auction was proposed here to cluster tasks into several subsets and the transfers take auctions on the subsets of tasks. The simulation results show that the “market” based distributed controller should have more advantages in the fields mentioned above as well as scaling up.


naval ship logistics system, “market” framework, auction-based model, task allocation.

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