Airlift mission monitoring and dynamic rescheduling
by Wilkins, D. and Smith, S. and Kramer, L. and Lee, T. and Rauenbusch, T.
Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, vol. 21, no. 4, pp. 141-155, March 2008.
Note: execution monitoring, scheduling, dynamic schedule repair, collaboration, mediation
We describe the Flight Manager Assistant (FMA), a prototype system, designed to support real-time management of airlift operations at the USAF Air Mobility Command (AMC). FMA combines two key capabilities for overcoming current problems: (1) intelligent monitoring of incoming information (for example, weather, airport operations, aircraft status) and recognition of those situations that require corrective action and (2) dynamic rescheduling of missions in response to detected problems, both to understand the global implications of changed circumstances and to determine appropriate rescheduling actions. This paper describes joint work with our co-authors from Carnegie-Mellon University Robotics Lab.
This project will integrate flight scheduling, execution management, and distributed coordination capabilities to provide an integrated basis for generating and updating flight schedules in response to new requirements, negotiating adjustments to resource assignments, immediately detecting schedule deviations during execution and alerting users about them, and dynamically reoptimizing flight schedules. Joint work with Carnegie Mellon University on problems at the Air Mobility Command.
|Lee, Thomas (Tom) J||Senior Research Engineer|
|Rauenbusch, Timothy W||Computer Scientist|
|Wilkins, David E||Senior Computer Scientist|