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Optical Engineering

Issues In The Design Of An Executive Controller Shell For Space Station Automation
Author(s): William K. Erickson; Peter C. Cheeseman
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Paper Abstract

A major goal of NASA's Systems Autonomy Demonstration Project is to focus research in artificial intelligence, human factors, and dynamic control systems in support of Space Station automation. Another goal is to demonstrate the use of these technologies in real space systems, for both ground-based mission support and on-board operations. The design, construction, and evaluation of an intelligent autonomous system shell is recognized as an important part of the Systems Autonomy research program. This paper describes autonomous systems and executive controllers, outlines how these in-telligent systems can be utilized within the Space Station, and discusses a number of key design issues that have been raised during some preliminary work to develop an autonomous executive controller shell at NASA Ames Research Center.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1986
PDF: 6 pages
Opt. Eng. 25(11) doi: 10.1117/12.7973981
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 25, Issue 11
Show Author Affiliations
William K. Erickson, NASA Ames Research Center (United States)
Peter C. Cheeseman, Research Institute for Advanced Computer Science (United States)


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