Engineering of Computer-Based Systems, IEEE International Conference on the (2004)
Brno, Czech Republic
May 24, 2004 to May 27, 2004
Walt Truszkowski , NASA GSFC
James Rash , NASA GSFC
Christopher Rouff , SAIC
Mike Hinchey , NASA GSFC
To reduce the cost of future space flight missions and to perform new science, NASA has been investigating autonomous ground and space flight systems. These goals of cost reduction have been further complicated by NASA's plans to use constellations and swarms of nanosatellites for future science data-gathering which may entail large communications delays and loss of contact with ground control for extended periods of time. This paper describes two prototype agent-based systems, the Lights-out Ground Operations System (LOGOS) and the Agent Concept Testbed (ACT), and their autonomic properties that were developed at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) to demonstrate autonomous operations of future space flight missions. The paper discusses the architecture of the two agent-based systems, operational scenarios of both, and the two systems' autonomic properties.
W. Truszkowski, J. Rash, M. Hinchey and C. Rouff, "Some Autonomic Properties of Two Legacy Multi-Agent Systems - LOGOS and ACT," Engineering of Computer-Based Systems, IEEE International Conference on the(ECBS), Brno, Czech Republic, 2004, pp. 490.