William M. Mongan

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Agent-based systems have been the object of intense research over the past decade. While great theoretical progress has been made, the software frameworks for creating agent-based systems offer considerable variability in their capabilities and functionality. This paper introduces a reference model for agent-based systems. The purpose of a reference model(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)
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)
The slow adoption of agent-oriented methodologies as a paradigm for developing industry systems is due in part to their lack of integration and generalpurpose use. There exists a need to define common patterns, relationships between components, and structural qualities that a reference architecture for agentbased systems would solve. However, there is(More)
Since the 1960’s, Computer Assisted Instruction (CAI) has been promoted as the new standard for teaching and learning. Schools were provided with computers and internet connections at an astounding rate in the 1990’s, but there was no correlated increase in student performance. Investigation into this problem has revealed that computer technology is simply(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)
One reason for the slow adoption in industry of agent-oriented methodologies as a paradigm for developing systems is the lack of integration and generalpurpose technologies. To this end, there is a need to define common patterns, relationships between components, and structural qualities of an agent system. A reference architecture for agent-based systems(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)