On Mobile Target Allocation with Incomplete Information in Defensive Environments

  • Marin Lujak
  • Holger Billhardt
  • Sascha Ossowski
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7327)


In this paper, the decentralized mobile target allocation problem is researched. We assume the existence of two groups of mobile agents: attackers and targets. Every attacker agent gets allocated to its best target based on the communication and coordination with the rest of the group positioned within a limited communication range (radius) and moves towards it. This is performed through the dynamic iterative auction algorithm with mobility without any insight in the decision-making processes of the other agents. Targets are mobile and combine two strategies to escape from the attacking group: moving linearly and randomly away from the attacker. We explore the dynamics of the allocation solution in respect to the mentioned escape strategies, maximum step size in each run (velocity), and the agents’ varying communication range when the latter is not sufficient to maintain a connected communication graph.


Multiagent System Mobile Agent Communication Range Task Allocation Communication Graph 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marin Lujak
    • 1
  • Holger Billhardt
    • 1
  • Sascha Ossowski
    • 1
  1. 1.University Rey Juan CarlosMóstolesSpain

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