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As part of this study, the team applied software reverse engineering techniques to perform static and dynamic analysis of operational agent-based systems. This analysis enabled identification of key common concepts across over one dozen different agent frameworks. To demonstrate its applicability, the reference model is then used to analyze a number of(More)
The current state of the art in agent technology sees that several implementations of agent frameworks exist. However, there is little agreement on the terms and concepts used to describe such systems, which is a significant barrier towards adoption of these technologies by industry, military and commercial entities. A clear definition of terms and concepts(More)
We have applied passive Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), typically used for inventory management, to implement a novel knit fabric strain gauge assembly using conductive thread. As the fabric antenna is stretched, the strength of the received signal varies, yielding potential for wearable, wireless, powerless smart-garment devices based on small and(More)
The slow adoption of agent-oriented methodologies as a paradigm for developing industry systems is due in part to their lack of integration and general-purpose use. There exists a need to define common patterns, relationships between components, and structural qualities that a reference architecture for agent-based systems would solve. However, there is(More)
Recent advancements in conductive yarns and fabrication technologies offer exciting opportunities to design and knit seamless garments equipped with sensors for biomedical applications. In this paper, we discuss the design and application of a wearable strain sensor, which can be used for biomedical monitoring such as contraction, respiration, or limb(More)
We describe our experience in teaching an integrated module in networks, mathematics, and cryptography, suitable for high school students. The objective is to design a lesson with minimal prerequisite background and a varying degree of programming experience, with an aim towards exciting students early on about computing. Students create and implement a(More)
Educating STEM students in the techniques of massively parallel computing anticipates a growing current and future need for scientists, engineers, and analysts who are facile with Big Data. Using very low cost hardware (Raspberry Pi) and free software (Hadoop) we are exposing students to distributed computing while limiting expense. We anticipate that(More)
Standardization and the ability to integrate similar agent-based systems will be a key factor in the deployment of future military agent-based systems: multiple developers can coordinate in the development phase, integration with existing components will be streamlined in the deployment phase, and collaboration with similar systems (such as coalition(More)
Signal processing of time-series properties of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags and novel work in textile knitted antennas for garment devices have enabled real-time detection of motion-based artifacts through unobtrusive, wireless, wearable devices. Capturing the Received Signal Strength Indicator (RSSI) as a time-series signal, we classify(More)