Agent Technology, Complex Adaptive Systems, and Autonomic Systems: Their Relationships

Abstract

To reduce the cost offuture spaceflight missions and to perform new science, NASA has been investigating autonomous ground and space jlight systems. These goals of cost reduction have been further complicated by nanosatellites for future science data-gathering which will have large communications delays and at times be out of contact with ground control for extendedperiods of time. This paper describes two prototype agent-based systems, the Lights-out Ground Operations System (LOWS) 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 agentbased systems, operational scenarios of both, and the two systems ’ autonomic properties. ?&SA% plaiis L” +iise cons:e!!irl”;ciis a r t r~ar i i ts cif

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@inproceedings{Truszkowski2004AgentTC, title={Agent Technology, Complex Adaptive Systems, and Autonomic Systems: Their Relationships}, author={Walt Truszkowski and James Rash and Chnstopher Rouff and M. T. Hinchey}, year={2004} }