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Space Shuttle Ground Processing with Monitoring Agents
January/February 2006 (vol. 21 no. 1)
pp. 68-73
Glenn S. Semmel, NASA Kennedy Space Center
Steven R. Davis, NASA Kennedy Space Center
Kurt W. Leucht, NASA Kennedy Space Center
Daniel A. Rowe, NASA Kennedy Space Center
Kevin E. Smith, NASA Kennedy Space Center
Ladislau B?l?, University of Central Florida
To assure the Space Shuttle and all associated subsystems are ready for launch, Kennedy Space Center engineers must monitor tens of thousands of telemetry measurements of ground-processing data. This intense data monitoring occurs constantly during ground processing, but peaks in the days and weeks leading up to launch. To assist engineers in this around-the-clock monitoring of thousands of measurements, a software agent, the NASA Engineering Shuttle Telemetry Agent (NESTA), was recently developed and deployed at KSC. NESTA operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, sniffing out predefined data patterns of interest and instantly notifying shuttle engineers via email or wireless page.
Index Terms:
Space Shuttle, autonomous agents, NASA Engineering Shuttle Telemetry Agent, pattern matching, predicate logic, expert systems, rule-based systems
Glenn S. Semmel, Steven R. Davis, Kurt W. Leucht, Daniel A. Rowe, Kevin E. Smith, Ladislau B?l?, "Space Shuttle Ground Processing with Monitoring Agents," IEEE Intelligent Systems, vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 68-73, Jan.-Feb. 2006, doi:10.1109/MIS.2006.17
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