Author(s): Pinak Tulpule, Karl Schoder, Ali Feliachi, Hong-Jian Lai

Reference: Proceedings of the Electric Ship Technologies Symposium (ESTS) 2007, Arlington, VA, May 21-23, 2007

Abstract: The automatic reconfiguration of electric shipboard power systems is an important step toward improved fightthrough and self-healing capabilities of all-electric naval warships. The authors have presented a distributed algorithm for autonomous reconfiguration within an energy management framework using an agent based approach. In the previous work, a blackboard architecture was used as globally shared memory structure for detection of algorithm termination. This paper presents alternative schemes for the detection of global properties, and specifically, detection of algorithm termination.

Keywords: autonomous agent-based reconfiguration, distributed algorithms, shipboard electric power distribution systems, termination detection