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Cooperating Expert Systems For Space Station Power Distribution Management
Author(s): T. A. Nguyen; W. C. Chiou
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Paper Abstract

In a complex system such as the manned Space Station, it is deem necessary that many expert systems must perform tasks in a concurrent and cooperative manner. An important question arise is: what cooperative-task-performing models are appropriate for multiple expert systems to jointly perform tasks. The solution to this question will provide a crucial automation design criteria for the Space Station complex systems architecture. Based on a client/server model for performing tasks, we have developed a system that acts as a front-end to support loosely-coupled communications between expert systems running on multiple Symbolics machines. As an example, we use two ART*-based expert systems to demonstrate the concept of parallel symbolic manipulation for power distribution management and dynamic load planner/scheduler in the simulated Space Station environment. This on-going work will also explore other cooperative-task-performing models as alternatives which can evaluate inter and intra expert system communication mechanisms. It will be served as a testbed and a bench-marking tool for other Space Station expert subsystem communication and information exchange.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 February 1987
PDF: 23 pages
Proc. SPIE 0729, Space Station Automation II, (20 February 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.964853
Show Author Affiliations
T. A. Nguyen, Artificial Intelligence Center (United States)
W. C. Chiou, Artificial Intelligence Center (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0729:
Space Station Automation II
Wun C. Chiou, Editor(s)

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