Accession Number : ADD018726

Title :   System for Assigning Computer Resources to Control Multiple Computer Directed Devices

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 25 Apr 94, patented 19 Aug 97

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Laird, Robin T ; Gilbreath, Gary A ; Everett, Hobart R

Report Date : 19 Aug 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : A system for controlling multiple computer directed devices, comprises: a supervisor computer which receives input data serving as operand inputs to a set of logical operators implemented in the supervisor, where the logical operators provide output results; assignable resources including an m number of planner computers, where m is a positive integer and an operator server computer; a link server computer; a local area network operably coupled to provide data communications among the supervisor computer, planner computers, operator station computer, and link server computer; and a p number of the devices communicatively linked to the link server computer; wherein the supervisor computer assigns a subset of the assignable resources to direct the operation of at least one of the devices in accordance with the output results.

Descriptors :   *LOCAL AREA NETWORKS, *ROBOTS, *PATENTS, *CLIENT SERVER SYSTEMS, SIGNAL PROCESSING, ROBOTICS, ADAPTIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS, COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS, INPUT OUTPUT PROCESSING, AUTONOMOUS NAVIGATION, DATA LINKS, REMOTE CONTROL

Subject Categories : Computer Systems
      Cybernetics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE