An algorithmic solution to improve command centre layout

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Authors
  1. Wang, W.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research and Development Canada, Toronto Research Centre , Toronto ON (CAN)
Abstract
A genetic algorithm was developed in this study to optimize the spatial layout of military command centres. The algorithm uses a textual string as the genetic encoding method, two genetic operations (i.e., selection and swap) for simulating an evolution process, a fitness function that reflects a human factors characterization of workplace layout requirements, and an elitist strategy for improving its search efficiency. To examine the effectiveness of the proposed algorithm, a simulation experiment was conducted using a hypothetical one dimensional layout problem. The results revealed that the algorithm identified the complete list of solutions that are theoretically optimal for the test problem. Compared to exhaustive search, the proposed algorithm increased search efficiency by more than 99%.
Keywords
Military command centre;Workplace layout;Genetic algorithm
Report Number
DRDC-RDDC-2017-P112 — External Literature
Date of publication
01 Nov 2017
Number of Pages
9
Reprinted from
Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 2017 Annual Meeting
DSTKIM No
CA045498
CANDIS No
805912
Format(s):
Electronic Document(PDF)

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