Accession Number : ADP003787

Title :   Applications of the Contract Net Framework: Distributed Sensing,

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CA DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Smith,R. G. ; Davis,R.

Report Date : DEC 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : Described is the initialization and operation of a distributed sensing system based on the contract net framework. In a departure from earlier systems, task distribution is viewed as a local mutual selection process, a discussion carried on between a node with a task to be executed and a group of nodes that may be able to execute the task. This leads to the use of a control formalism based on a contract metaphor, in which task distribution corresponds to contract negotiation. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Communications networks, *Detectors, Problem solving, Signal processing, Nodes

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE