Automatic Construction of Efficient Multiple Battery Usage Policies
Maria Fox, Derek Long, Daniele Magazzeni
There is a huge and growing number of systems that depend on batteries for power supply, ranging from small mobile devices to large high-powered systems such as electrical substations. In most of these systems, there are significant user-benefits or engineering reasons to base the supply on multiple batteries, with load being switched between batteries by a control system. The key to efficient use of multiple batteries lies in the design of effective policies for the management of the switching of load between them. This paper describes work in which we show that automated planning can produce much more effective policies than other approaches to multiple battery load management in the literature.