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Power Provision Based on Self-Sacrificing Craft
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Author and Affiliation:
Hinchey, Michael G. [Inventor]
Vassev, Emil I. [Inventor]
Hinchey, Bridget [Inventor]
Sterrit, Roy [Inventor]
Abstract: A biologically-inspired system and method is provided for self-adapting behavior of swarm-based exploration missions, whereby individual components, for example, spacecraft, in the system can sacrifice themselves for the greater good of the entire system. The self-sacrifice can involve donating resources or assets, such as power provisions, to a different component of an autonomous system. A receiving component of the system can benefit from receiving the donated resource or power provision.
Publication Date: Oct 27, 2015
Document ID:
20150020517
(Acquired Nov 05, 2015)
Subject Category: CYBERNETICS, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND ROBOTICS; SPACECRAFT PROPULSION AND POWER
Report/Patent Number: US-Patent-9,171,266, US-Patent-Appl-SN-13/606,174
Document Type: Patent
Financial Sponsor: NASA; Washington, DC United States
Organization Source: NASA; Washington, DC United States
Description: 22p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright
NASA Terms: SPACECRAFT COMPONENTS; SPACECRAFT POWER SUPPLIES; POWER TRANSMISSION; RESOURCE ALLOCATION; SELF ADAPTIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS; AUTONOMY; PATENTS; SPACE EXPLORATION; SWARMING
Miscellaneous Notes: The present application is a continuation-in-part of U.S. patent application Ser. No. 12/569,422, filed Sep. 29, 2009 now U.S. Pat. No. 8,275,724, which in-turn claims a benefit from prior U.S. patent application Ser. No. 61/105,474, filed Oct. 15, 2008, each of which is incorporated herein in its entirety by reference.
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