Fiber-to-Object Assignment Heuristics

Abstract : Fiber-to-Object Assignment Problem (FOAP) comes from Astronomy. This geometrical and combinatorial problem is to arrange the maximum of segments – or rectangles – in the plane without crossovers. To solve this problem, we have recursively built a series of heuristic algorithms that converge on a maximal solution. Anyway the first elements of the series give good results quickly. They can be improved by post-optimization heuristics based on the same heuristics. Our results show that these heuristics are able to reach the best solution within a few minutes.
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Francis Sourd, Philippe Chrétienne. Fiber-to-Object Assignment Heuristics. European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, 1999, 117 (1), pp.1-14. ⟨10.1016/S0377-2217(98)00193-3⟩. ⟨hal-01195565⟩

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