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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 672412, 12 pages
Research Article

Novel Particle Swarm Optimization and Its Application in Calibrating the Underwater Transponder Coordinates

College of Automation, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin 150001, China

Received 25 November 2013; Accepted 3 March 2014; Published 17 April 2014

Academic Editor: P. Karthigaikumar

Copyright © 2014 Zheping Yan et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A novel improved particle swarm algorithm named competition particle swarm optimization (CPSO) is proposed to calibrate the Underwater Transponder coordinates. To improve the performance of the algorithm, TVAC algorithm is introduced into CPSO to present an extension competition particle swarm optimization (ECPSO). The proposed method is tested with a set of 10 standard optimization benchmark problems and the results are compared with those obtained through existing PSO algorithms, basic particle swarm optimization (BPSO), linear decreasing inertia weight particle swarm optimization (LWPSO), exponential inertia weight particle swarm optimization (EPSO), and time-varying acceleration coefficient (TVAC). The results demonstrate that CPSO and ECPSO manifest faster searching speed, accuracy, and stability. The searching performance for multimodulus function of ECPSO is superior to CPSO. At last, calibration of the underwater transponder coordinates is present using particle swarm algorithm, and novel improved particle swarm algorithm shows better performance than other algorithms.