Distributed Heterogeneous Multi Sensor Task Allocation Systems

  • Itshak Tkach
  • Yael Edan

Part of the Automation, Collaboration, & E-Services book series (ACES, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Itshak Tkach, Yael Edan
    Pages 1-8
  3. Itshak Tkach, Yael Edan
    Pages 9-14
  4. Itshak Tkach, Yael Edan
    Pages 15-18
  5. Itshak Tkach, Yael Edan
    Pages 19-22
  6. Itshak Tkach, Yael Edan
    Pages 23-47
  7. Itshak Tkach, Yael Edan
    Pages 49-79
  8. Itshak Tkach, Yael Edan
    Pages 81-91
  9. Itshak Tkach, Yael Edan
    Pages 105-115
  10. Itshak Tkach, Yael Edan
    Pages 125-131
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 133-139

About this book


Today’s real-world problems and applications in sensory systems and target detection require efficient, comprehensive and fault-tolerant multi-sensor allocation. This book presents the theory and applications of novel methods developed for such sophisticated systems. It discusses the advances in multi-agent systems and AI along with collaborative control theory and tools. Further, it examines the formulation and development of an allocation framework for heterogeneous multi-sensor systems for various real-world problems that require sensors with different performances to allocate multiple tasks, with unknown a priori priorities that arrive at unknown locations at unknown time. It demonstrates how to decide which sensor to allocate to which tasks when and where. Lastly, it explains the reliability and availability issues of task allocation systems, and includes methods for their optimization.

The presented methods are explained, measured, and evaluated by extensive simulations, and the results of these simulations are presented in this book.

This book is an ideal resource for academics, researchers and graduate students as well as engineers and professionals and is relevant for various applications such as sensor network design, multi-agent systems, task allocation, target detection, and team formation.


Sensors Multi Agent Systems Task Allocation Swarm Intelligence Task Administration Protocols Fault Tolerance

Authors and affiliations

  • Itshak Tkach
    • 1
  • Yael Edan
    • 2
  1. 1.Rishon LeZionIsrael
  2. 2.Department of Industrial Engineering and ManagementBen-Gurion University of the NegevBe’er ShevaIsrael

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