Accession Number : ADA511428


Title :   Hybrid Techniques for Optimizing Complex Systems


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan 2006-Jun 2009


Corporate Author : MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR


Personal Author(s) : Hayes, John P ; Markov, Igor L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a511428.pdf


Report Date : Dec 2009


Pagination or Media Count : 101


Abstract : This is the final technical report for a three year research project on Hybrid Techniques for Optimizing Complex Systems conducted at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and sponsored by the Air Force Research Laboratory. The project's overall goal was to investigate novel hybrid techniques that combine concepts from quantum and classical computer science to solve hard computational problems, including the handling of uncertainty. The research problems considered include design optimization and simulation of conventional CMOS and quantum systems, fault tolerance, resource allocation and scheduling, strategy optimization and related challenges facing the Air Force. The research focuses on accurate modeling of practical metrics of performance, robustness and cost, and their optimization in both linear and non-linear domains, using fast exact and heuristic methods, along with highly efficient data representations. Errors in data and control due to environmental effects, as well as uncertainty in the problem formulation, are taken into account during system modeling and optimization.


Descriptors :   *SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT , *FAULT TOLERANCE , *SYSTEMS ENGINEERING , *RESOURCE MANAGEMENT , *HYBRID SYSTEMS , *OPTIMIZATION , AIR FORCE RESEARCH , MODELS , COMPUTERS , QUANTUM THEORY , FORMULATIONS , ACCURACY , EFFICIENCY , COSTS , ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT , ERROR ANALYSIS , ALLOCATIONS , HEURISTIC METHODS , LABORATORIES , AIR FORCE FACILITIES , SYSTEMS ANALYSIS , HANDLING , DATA MANAGEMENT , STRATEGY , COMPUTATIONS , AIR FORCE , KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT , SIMULATION , UNCERTAINTY


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Systems Management and Standards


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE