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NASA's OCA Mirroring System: An Application of Multiagent Systems in Mission ControlOrbital Communications Adaptor (OCA) Flight Controllers, in NASA's International Space Station Mission Control Center, use different computer systems to uplink, downlink, mirror, archive, and deliver files to and from the International Space Station (ISS) in real time. The OCA Mirroring System (OCAMS) is a multiagent software system (MAS) that is operational in NASA's Mission Control Center. This paper presents OCAMS and its workings in an operational setting where flight controllers rely on the system 24x7. We also discuss the return on investment, based on a simulation baseline, six months of 24x7 operations at NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, and a projection of future capabilities. This paper ends with a discussion of the value of MAS and future planned functionality and capabilities.
Document ID
20090035868
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Sierhuis, Maarten (Carnegie-Mellon Univ. Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Clancey, William J. (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
vanHoof, Ron J. J. (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Seah, Chin H. (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Scott, Michael S. (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Nado, Robert A. (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Blumenberg, Susan F. (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Shafto, Michael G. (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Anderson, Brian L. (NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Bruins, Anthony C. (NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Buckley, Chris B. (NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Diegelman, Thomas E. (NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Hall, Timothy A. (NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Hood, Deborah (NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Reynolds, Fisher F. (NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Toschlog, Jason R. (NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Tucker, Tyson (NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Date Acquired
August 24, 2013
Publication Date
May 10, 2009
Subject Category
Computer Programming and Software
Report/Patent Number
ARC-E-DAA-TN433
Meeting Information
AAMAS 2009 Conference(Budapest)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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