NASA’s Exploration Initiative (EI) and other research will push space exploration missions to the limit. Future missions will be required to be self-managing (autonomicity) as well as self-directed (autonomy), in order to meet the challenges of human and robotic space exploration. The aim of this project is the investigation and creation of effective autonomic and autonomous systems for SES (space exploration systems).
This proposed plan of the research programme
1. Investigate existing research in the area (such as refs below)
2. Classify and categorise research findings against types of SES missions
3. Define areas that need addressed and propose novel extension to existing approach
Depending on candidates interests (programming vs conceptual investigation)
4. Develop/extend software framework for self-managing space exploration systems using agent-based programming techniques.
4 Extend Bio-inspired techniques for self-managing space exploration systems using agent-based programming techniques.
5. Verify findings against future NASA and/or ESA SES missions.
First Supervisor: Sterritt, R Mr
Second Supervisor: Bustard, DW Prof
Collaboration: This project does not involve collaboration with another establishment
The project will involve undertaking a comprehensive study of developing and incorporating novel autonomic (self-managing) and adaptive behaviour for Space Exploration Systems.