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My laboratory is part of the Space Dynamics Laboratory (SDL) located in the USU Research Park. My research is associated with space-platform software for the aerospace industry and the USAF Office of Scientific Research (Space Vehicles Directorate). This work addresses the issues of self-discovery and self-configuration of independently designed software modules.
This work generated the Satellite Data Model (SDM) and Satellite Sensor Model (SSM) software support system and tools for rapid integration and deployment for the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) the next generation small satellite missions. In addition, my laboratory produced operating system software for the PnPSat, Maple I and II, RoadRunner, PnPSat, and the STRV-1d spacecraft, as well as control software for the Advanced Instrument controller embedded in the DITP interceptor system.
Students interested in working in this lab must be US citizens or have permanent residency.
Self-discovery and configuration concerns the problem of how independently designed software and hardware modules can discover the capabilities, interfaces, and locations of each other and then cooperate on tasks.
Software fault tolerance
Software fault-tolerance concerns how a system of many processors can efficiently self-organize and work in a distributed or parallel architecture in such a way as to allow recovery in the event some of the nodes are lost.
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Last updated: Aug 2011