Laurence R. Phillips

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We assess the novelty and maturity of software (SW) agent-based systems (ABS) for the Future Combat System (FCS) concept. The concept consists of troops, vehicles, communications, and weapon systems viewed as a " system of systems " [including net-centric command and control (C 2) capabilities]. In contrast to a centralized, or platform-based architecture,(More)
Moving commercial cargo across the US-Mexico border is currently a complex, paper-based, error-prone process that incurs expensive inspections and delays at several ports of entry in the Southwestern US. Improved information handling will dramatically reduce border dwell time, variation in delivery time, and inventories, and will give better control of the(More)
' In this paper we present and analyze an instance of a mutli-agent development system we call the standard agent system that enables the construction of distributed agent-based software systems for R&D, industrial, and government applications. The standard-agent system is implemented as an extensible object framework that provides a means for constructing(More)
1. Introduction An Automated MEshing Knowledge System that automatically generates quadrilateral finite element meshes is discussed in this paper. This system, AMEKS, operates in conjunction with existing algorithmic software on a large class of two-dimensional bodies given only their boundaries as input. These bodies can consist of multiple materials and(More)
1 Abstract/Executive Summary The U.S. Army is faced with the challenge of dramatically improving its war fighting capability through advanced technologies. Any new technology must provide significant improvement over existing technologies, yet be reliable enough to provide a fielded system. The focus of this paper is to assess the novelty and maturity of(More)
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