Accession Number : ADA311103

Title :   Distributed Real-Time Situation Assessment Using the DRESUN System.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 15 Mar 92-1 Oct 95,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS UNIV AMHERST DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Lesser, Victor R.

PDF Url : ADA311103

Report Date : 30 NOV 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 130

Abstract : The goal of this research has been the development of a generic architecture for large scale distributed real time situation assessment systems (DSA). The major areas of effort in this research have been in: creating a highly flexible testbed, with agents that can support a very wide range of interaction protocols; extending the capabilities of the agents to model the beliefs of other agents, to facilitate communication and use of incomplete information and information at multiple levels of abstraction; developing appropriate coordination algorithms I protocols; integrating real-time deadlines into the control framework. We have also been pursuing several different techniques for formally characterizing/analyzing important aspects of DSA systems and applications, and developing techniques for on-line learning of coordination strategies.

Descriptors :   *REAL TIME, *COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE, ALGORITHMS, TEST BEDS, MODELS, DISTRIBUTION, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, RANGE(EXTREMES).

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE