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Autonomous and Autonomic Systems: With Applications to NASA Intelligent Spacecraft Operations and Exploration Systems

With Applications to NASA Intelligent Spacecraft Operations and Exploration Systems

  • Walt Truszkowski
  • Harold Hallock
  • Christopher Rouff
  • Jay Karlin
  • James Rash
  • Michael Hinchey
  • Roy Sterritt

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. Background

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Walt Truszkowski, Harold L. Hallock, Christopher Rouff, Jay Karlin, James Rash, Mike Hinchey et al.
      Pages 3-23
    3. Walt Truszkowski, Harold L. Hallock, Christopher Rouff, Jay Karlin, James Rash, Mike Hinchey et al.
      Pages 25-36
    4. Walt Truszkowski, Harold L. Hallock, Christopher Rouff, Jay Karlin, James Rash, Mike Hinchey et al.
      Pages 37-67
    5. Walt Truszkowski, Harold L. Hallock, Christopher Rouff, Jay Karlin, James Rash, Mike Hinchey et al.
      Pages 69-91
  3. Technology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 94-94
    2. Walt Truszkowski, Harold L. Hallock, Christopher Rouff, Jay Karlin, James Rash, Mike Hinchey et al.
      Pages 95-113
    3. Walt Truszkowski, Harold L. Hallock, Christopher Rouff, Jay Karlin, James Rash, Mike Hinchey et al.
      Pages 115-146
    4. Walt Truszkowski, Harold L. Hallock, Christopher Rouff, Jay Karlin, James Rash, Mike Hinchey et al.
      Pages 147-172
    5. Walt Truszkowski, Harold L. Hallock, Christopher Rouff, Jay Karlin, James Rash, Mike Hinchey et al.
      Pages 173-186
  4. Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 188-188
    2. Walt Truszkowski, Harold L. Hallock, Christopher Rouff, Jay Karlin, James Rash, Mike Hinchey et al.
      Pages 189-205
    3. Walt Truszkowski, Harold L. Hallock, Christopher Rouff, Jay Karlin, James Rash, Mike Hinchey et al.
      Pages 207-221
    4. Walt Truszkowski, Harold L. Hallock, Christopher Rouff, Jay Karlin, James Rash, Mike Hinchey et al.
      Pages 223-230
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 231-289

About this book

Introduction

Technologies enabling autonomous and autonomic behaviors of spacecraft have steadily progressed, but, as argued in this book, need to be extended much farther to enable success of the most advanced un-crewed space-mission concepts in the future.

This book describes these technologies and their relevance not only for NASA space missions that have flown, but also for advanced future mission concepts. Early parts of the book present general background information on space missions that have flown, including mission design and operations, followed by descriptions of future mission concepts, all in relation to autonomy and autonomic capabilities.

Readers will find chapters on flight and ground software and evolution of flight and ground autonomy, as well as chapters on technologies for developing autonomic systems, agent-based autonomy, cooperative autonomy, constellation missions, and swarm missions. One appendix covers spacecraft attitude and orbit determination and control, and a second appendix describes operational scenarios supported by agent interactions.

No specialized background is needed to absorb the material in this book. The material is relevant to students in aerospace science or engineering, and is a useful source of supplementary material for more advanced engineering courses.

Keywords

algorithms artificial intelligence artificial neural network automation autonom autonomous agent evolution fault detection fuzzy logic genetic algorithm knowledge mobile robot neural network robot sensing

Authors and affiliations

  • Walt Truszkowski
    • 1
  • Harold Hallock
    • 2
  • Christopher Rouff
    • 3
  • Jay Karlin
    • 4
  • James Rash
    • 5
  • Michael Hinchey
    • 6
  • Roy Sterritt
    • 7
  1. 1.Mail Code 588NASA Goddard Space Flight CenterGreenbeltUSA
  2. 2.Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)NASAGreenlandUSA
  3. 3.Advanced Technology LaboratoriesLockheed Martin CorporationArlingtonUSA
  4. 4.Viable Systems, Inc.MarylandUSA
  5. 5.Mail Code 588NASA Goddard Space Flight CenterGreenbeltUSA
  6. 6.Software Engineering Lab.NASA Goddard Space Flight CenterGreenbeltUSA
  7. 7.Newtownabbey County AntrimUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/b105417
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84628-232-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84628-233-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1860-0131
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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