Software Productivity of Field Experiments Using the Mobile Agents Open Architecture with Workflow Interoperability

William J. Clancey, Michael Lowry, Robert Nado, Maarten Sierhuis
2011 2011 IEEE Fourth International Conference on Space Mission Challenges for Information Technology  
We analyzed a series of ten systematically developed surface exploration systems that integrated a variety of hardware and software components. Design, development, and testing data suggest that incremental buildup of an exploration system for long-duration capabilities is facilitated by an open architecture with appropriate-level APIs, specifically designed to facilitate integration of new components. This improves software productivity by reducing changes required for reconfiguring an
more » ... figuring an existing system.
doi:10.1109/smc-it.2011.10 fatcat:77rsx2phy5azhg5ebfdgpmocjy