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A multiagent architecture for controlling the Palamede satellite

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A multiagent architecture for controlling the Palamede satellite
The fundamental role of autonomous agents in managing activities of space systems has emerged some years ago with the NASA’s Remote Agent Experiment. However, the possible advantages of employing multiple agents to manage activities on a single space system are largely unexplored. This paper gives a contribution in this direction by presenting the design and the experimental validation of a multiagent architecture intended to run onboard a space satellite. Each agent is associated to a subsystem of the satellite and manages its activities. Each agent is organized in three modules, or layers: a planner, a scheduler, and an executor. Taken together across the agents, these layers form a distributed planner, a distributed scheduler, and a distributed executor, respectively. With a multiagent architecture, a number of benefits, including robustness, easy reuse of agents, and the possibility for the designer to focus on a small portion of the problem at a time, can be exploited. We exper...
Francesco Amigoni, Stefano Gualandi, Daniele Menot
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Type Journal
Year 2010
Where WIAS
Authors Francesco Amigoni, Stefano Gualandi, Daniele Menotti, Guido Sangiovanni
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