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An Application of Action Theory to the Space Shuttle

  • Richard Watson
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1551)

Abstract

We present a domain description for verifying plans concerning the Reaction Control System (RCS) of the Space Shuttle. Our approach utilizes recent research in action description languages. We describe the syntax and semantic of the action language, L 0, as well as a general translation from domain descriptions of L 0 to logic programming. Details of the RCS domain and specifics of the translation are given. The translation is shown to be sound and complete for queries under Prolog and XSB. Computational examples are given which show the feasibility of this approach.

Keywords

Logic Program Action Theory Logic Programming Logic Circuit Space Shuttle 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard Watson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Texas at El PasoEl PasoUSA

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