Self-Awareness in Autonomous Nano-Technology Swarm Missions

Emil Vassev, Mike Hinchey
2011 2011 Fifth IEEE Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems Workshops  
NASA is currently exploring swarm-based technologies, targeting the development of prospective exploration missions to explore regions of space, where single large spacecraft would be impractical. Such systems are envisioned to operate autonomously and their success factor depends highly on self-awareness capabilities. This research emphasizes the development of algorithms and prototyping models for self-awareness in swarm-based space-exploration systems. This article tackles the
more » ... the self-initiation and self-healing properties of swarm-based space-exploration systems.
doi:10.1109/sasow.2011.8 dblp:conf/saso/VassevH11 fatcat:rsbz3tjr25b3deyucklnqg33re