Evolutionary fuzzy logic system for intelligent fibre optic components assembly
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This paper presents a new evolutionary fuzzy logic system for use in the assembly of optical fibre components. The system optimizes the light output from a fibre by applying a gradient-based algorithm enhanced with momentum information. The parameters of the algorithm are adjusted on-line by a fuzzy controller according to the progress of the alignment process. The control knowledge base is automatically generated via a new evolutionary algorithm. The algorithm divides the population into three subgroups, each concerned with a different level of knowledge-base optimization, and employs a new adaptive selection routine that aims to keep the selection pressure constant throughout the learning phase. The resulting fuzzy logic controller demonstrated a robust performance with alignment times and accuracies comparing favourably against those obtained using a manually designed controller. Moreover, the evolved knowledge base was expressed in a transparent format that facilitated the understanding of the control policy.
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Proceedings. Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science|
|Publication status||Published - 2002|
- Automatic assembly, Evolutionary algorithms, Fibre optics, Fuzzy logic