NASA Monographs in Systems and Software Engineering

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

Authors: Truszkowski, W., Hallock, H., Rouff, C., Karlin, J., Rash, J., Hinchey, M., Sterritt, R.

  • Unique combination of spacecraft, autonomous and autonomic systems

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About this book

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.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“Truszkowski (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center) and colleagues have documented how NASA missions have become and will become more autonomous and automatic. … The authors present several top-level examples along with … helpful flowcharts. … A thorough glossary and nearly 200 references provide a good basis for diving into more depth with other resources. This book would be a start for someone who is developing autonomous and automatic systems. … Summing Up: Recommended. Professional audiences.” (D. B. Spencer, Choice, Vol. 47 (11), July, 2010)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Truszkowski, Walt (et al.)

    Pages 3-23

  • Overview of Flight and Ground Software

    Truszkowski, Walt (et al.)

    Pages 25-36

  • Flight Autonomy Evolution

    Truszkowski, Walt (et al.)

    Pages 37-67

  • Ground Autonomy Evolution

    Truszkowski, Walt (et al.)

    Pages 69-91

  • Core Technologies for Developing Autonomous and Autonomic Systems

    Truszkowski, Walt (et al.)

    Pages 95-113

Buy this book

eBook $189.00
price for USA (gross)
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Hardcover $239.00
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Softcover $239.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4471-2526-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Autonomous and Autonomic Systems: With Applications to NASA Intelligent Spacecraft Operations and Exploration Systems
Authors
Series Title
NASA Monographs in Systems and Software Engineering
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-84628-233-1
DOI
10.1007/b105417
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-84628-232-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-2526-6
Series ISSN
1860-0131
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 289
Number of Illustrations and Tables
56 b/w illustrations
Topics