An autonomous satellite architecture integrating deliberative reasoning and behavioural intelligence
- Lindley, Craig A.
- JAN 1, 1993.
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- 1 electronic document
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- This paper describes a method for the design of autonomous spacecraft, based upon behavioral approaches to intelligent robotics. First, a number of previous spacecraft automation projects are reviewed. A methodology for the design of autonomous spacecraft is then presented, drawing upon both the European Space Agency technological center (ESTEC) automation and robotics methodology and the subsumption architecture for autonomous robots. A layered competency model for autonomous orbital spacecraft is proposed. A simple example of low level competencies and their interaction is presented in order to illustrate the methodology. Finally, the general principles adopted for the control hardware design of the AUSTRALIS-1 spacecraft are described. This system will provide an orbital experimental platform for spacecraft autonomy studies, supporting the exploration of different logical control models, different computational metaphors within the behavioral control framework, and different mappings from the logical control model to its physical implementation.
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19930016781.
Accession ID: 93N25970.
NASA. Goddard Space Flight Center, The 1993 Goddard Conference on Space Applicati ons of Artificial Intelligence; p 91-106.
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