Issue No.05 - September/October (1998 vol.13)
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To make spacecraft more self-reliant and less dependent on ground intervention, the authors have developed an executive (EXEC) for a new control architecture, Remote Agent. EXEC has an expanded vocabulary for commanding spacecraft, provides a wide range of capabilities at different levels of abstraction, and has a highly modular design.
Erann Gat, Barney Pell, "Smart Executives for Autonomous Spacecraft", IEEE Intelligent Systems, vol.13, no. 5, pp. 56-61, September/October 1998, doi:10.1109/5254.722365