Accession Number:

ADA460984

Title:

Towards Smart Intelligent Agents in the Command and Control Environment

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMUNICATIONS-ELECTRONICS COMMAND FORT MONMOUTH NJ COMMAND CONTROL SYSTEMS INTEGRATION DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2000-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

Successful implementation of Software Agents SAs depends on modeling the problem space and user needs and requirements. By partitioning large problem spaces, like the Problem Space of the Battlefield, into a smaller domain the modeling complexity is greatly reduced. This approach works well with SAs since they are responsible for smaller problem domains. The complexity and efficiency of a system model depends on the number of SAs employed, and the degree of interdependence between them. The larger the number of SAs and the more interdependent they are, the higher the complexity and the lower the efficiency. A supervisory control mechanism must be implemented to insure SA effectiveness when modeling large complex problem spaces. The Virtual Associative Network VAN Yufik Y., U.S. Patent 5586219 is a good candidate for such a supervisory mechanism. This paper offers a rationale for incorporating the VAN as a critical element in the Intelligent Agent IA architecture.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Cybernetics
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE