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Keywords:

  • optimization;
  • particle swarm optimization;
  • velocity control

Abstract

This paper presents a new Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) technique with velocity control. In the proposed method, we lead the particles from intensification to diversification by adding a random number to the velocity of the particle depending on the distance from global best position (gbest), and thereby the particles can search widely in the search space. Copyright © 2009 Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.