A report presents updated information about the Remote Agent — a reusable artificial-intelligence software system that was described in “A Remote Agent Prototype for Spacecraft Autonomy” (NPO-19992), NASA Tech Briefs, Vol. 21, No. 3 (March 1997), page 106. This system was conceived to enable spacecraft to operate robustly with minimal human supervision, even in the face of hardware failures or unexpected events. It also is expected to offer similar benefits for communication networks, chemical plants, and other complex systems on Earth.

This work was done by Douglas Bernard; Edward Gamble, Jr.; Benjamin Smith; Nicolas Rouquette; Erann Gat; Yu-Wen Tung; Guy Man; Robert Rasmussen; Steve Chien; Scott Davies; Daniel Dvorak; Greg Rabideau; and David Yan of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory; P. Pandurang Nayak, Bob Kanefsky, James Kurien, William Millar, Kanna Rajan, Brian Williams, Charles Fry, Gregory Dorais, Barney Pell, Ronald Keesing, Christian Plaunt, William Taylor, Scott Sawyer, Greg Swietek, Greg Whelan, Sunil Mohan, Paul Morris, and Mike Wagner of Ames Research Center; and Reid Simmons of CMU. To obtain a copy of the report, “Remote Agent, autonomous reasoning and control for spacecraft and other complex systems,” access the Technical Support Package (TSP) free on-line at www.nasatech.com/tsp under the Information Sciences category.

This software is available for commercial licensing. Please contact Don Hart of the California Institute of Technology at (818) 393-3425. Refer to NPO-20867.


This Brief includes a Technical Support Package (TSP).
Remote Agent as Applied to the Deep Space 1 Spacecraft.

(reference NPO-20867) is currently available for download from the TSP library.

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