Faculty Advisor

Brown, David C.

Faculty Advisor

Looft, Fred J.

Abstract

The Autonomous Nano-Technology Swarm (ANTS) Project involves the development of a software control system for a community of autonomous data-gathering spacecraft. This MQP developed a modular framework used to test different spacecraft control mechanisms. A demonstration system was implemented using the framework, and successfully tested against a simulated spacecraft. Plans made up of tasks are selected and executed to achieve mission goals, while failures trigger recovery plans.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2002

Major

Computer Science

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Computer Science

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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