Engineering Ultimate Self-Protection in Autonomic Agents for Space Exploration Missions

R Sterritt, MG Hinchey

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Abstract

NASA's Exploration Initiative (EI) will push space exploration missions to the limit. Future missions will be required to be self-managing as well as self-directed, in order to meet the challenges of human and robotic space exploration. We discuss security and self-protection in autonomic agent based-systems, and propose the ultimate self-protection mechanism for such systems - self-destruction. Like other metaphors in autonomic computing, this is inspired by biological systems, and is the analog of biological apoptosis. Finally, we discuss the role it might play in future NASA space exploration missions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages506-511
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2005
EventIEEE Workshop on the Engineering of Autonomic Systems (EASe 2005) at 12th Annual IEEE International Conference and Workshop on the Engineering of Computer Based Systems (ECBS 2005) - Greenbelt, MD, USA
Duration: 1 Apr 2005 → …

Conference

ConferenceIEEE Workshop on the Engineering of Autonomic Systems (EASe 2005) at 12th Annual IEEE International Conference and Workshop on the Engineering of Computer Based Systems (ECBS 2005)
Period1/04/05 → …

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