An Improved Contract Net Protocol with Multi-Agent for Reservoir Flood Control Dispatch
Wei Huang, Xingnan Zhang, Xiaodong Wei
DOI: 10.4236/jwarp.2011.310084   PDF    HTML     4,835 Downloads   7,938 Views   Citations


Contract Net Protocol (CNP) has been widely used in solving the problems of multi-Agent cooperates and reservoir flood control optimization dispatch. This paper designs an Agent functional module based on the multi-Agent coordinated the construction of reservoir flood control optimization dispatch and the corresponding Agent to solve the problem of classical CNP in the Agent communication aspect, to enhance the efficiency of reservoir optimization dispatch and to improve the insufficiency of the classical CNP in the application of reservoir flood control dispatcher. Then, the capacity factor and the cooperation level are introduced in the module. Experiments are conducted on the Agentbuilder simulation platform to simulate reservoir flood control optimization dispatching with the improved CNP. The simulation results show the communication interactive efficiency and the performance of new protocol is superior to those of the classical CNP.

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W. Huang, X. Zhang and X. Wei, "An Improved Contract Net Protocol with Multi-Agent for Reservoir Flood Control Dispatch," Journal of Water Resource and Protection, Vol. 3 No. 10, 2011, pp. 735-746. doi: 10.4236/jwarp.2011.310084.

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