Friday, November 7, 2014

Using Ibeacons as Land Mines in a Simulated Military Game

We often hear about simulated military games involving land mines as major obstacles. Land Mines in real sense is an explosive buried underground to disable vehicles of the enemy. In simulated military games, we can use the ibeacons instead as land mines.

One common problem encountered is the complexity of how land mines are distributed in a given space. In a mathematical sense, this can be rephrased as what is the optimal or fairest possible distribution of land mines in order to give the highest unpredictability of locating such weapons in a given space. The space is large but quantifiable.

One possible solution is the Simulated Annealing Algorithm. Annealing in metallurgy is the process of heating and controlled cooling in order to strengthen further the metal. So in the algorithm, it is basically providing a series of solutions until an optimal solution was reached with the goal of evenly distributing the land mines in such a unpredictable pattern.

Let us just imagine the mine field as rectangle where we need to distribute land mines which in this case are the ibeacons in a random pattern where the transmission range never overlaps.

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