Launch Commit Criteria Monitoring Agent
Agent; Expert system; Rule-based programming
The Spaceport Processing Systems Branch at NASA Kennedy Space Center has developed and deployed a software agent to monitor the Space Shuttle's ground processing telemetry stream. The application, the Launch Commit Criteria Monitoring Agent, increases situational awareness for system and hardware engineers during Shuttle launch countdown. The agent provides autonomous monitoring of the telemetry stream, automatically alerts system engineers when predefined criteria have been met, identifies limit warnings and violations of launch commit criteria, aids Shuttle engineers through troubleshooting procedures, and provides additional insight to verify appropriate troubleshooting of problems by contractors. The agent has successfully detected launch commit criteria warnings and violations on a simulated playback data stream. Efficiency and safety are improved through increased automation. Copyright 2005 ACM.
Proceedings of the International Conference on Autonomous Agents
Number of Pages
Article; Proceedings Paper
Source API URL
Semmel, Glenn S.; Rowe, Dan A.; and Davis, Steven R., "Launch Commit Criteria Monitoring Agent" (2005). Scopus Export 2000s. 3370.