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Next generation system and software architectures: Challenges from future NASA exploration missions

Sterritt, R, Rouff, CA, Hinchey, MG, Rash, JL and Truszkowski, W (2006) Next generation system and software architectures: Challenges from future NASA exploration missions. Science of Computer Programming, 61 (1). pp. 48-57. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1016/j.scico.2005.11.005

Abstract

The four key objective properties of a system that are required of it in order for it to qualify as “autonomic” are now well-accepted—self-configuring, self-healing, self-protecting, and self-optimizing—together with the attribute properties—viz. self-aware, environment-aware, self-monitoring and self-adjusting. This paper describes the need for next generation system software architectures, where components are agents, rather than objects masquerading as agents, and where support is provided for self-* properties (both existing self-chop and emerging self-* properties). These are discussed as exhibited in NASA missions, and in particular with reference to a NASA concept mission, ANTS, which is illustrative of future NASA exploration missions based on the technology of intelligent swarms.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:Keywords: Self-*; Selfware; Autonomous systems; Autonomic systems; Agent architectures; Multi-agent technology; Intelligent systems; Spacecraft
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Computing and Mathematics
Research Institutes and Groups:Computer Science Research Institute
Computer Science Research Institute > Smart Environments
ID Code:8
Deposited By: Mr Roy Sterritt
Deposited On:08 Dec 2009 09:49
Last Modified:09 Dec 2015 09:56

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