Debugging and Event Tracing for Multi-Agent Systems

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$69,998.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNA06BA12C
Award Id:
77561
Agency Tracking Number:
054560
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
15400 Calhoun Drive, Suite 400, Rockville, MD, 20855
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
161911532
Principal Investigator:
Vikram Manikonda
Principal Investigator
(301) 294-5245
vikram@i-a-i.com
Business Contact:
Mark James
Contracts and Proposals Manage
(301) 294-5221
mjames@i-a-i.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Large-scale agent systems have become key tools in modeling and simulation tools such as NASA's Airspace Concept Evaluation System (ACES), an agent-based simulation of the National Airspace System (NAS). However, existing tools for single host debugging and analysis do not address the problem of understanding large distributed systems consisting of thousands of autonomous and independent agents. In this Phase I effort, we propose a distributed debugging and event tracing capability for multi-agent systems advancing the state of the art in development tools for distributed systems. This capability will dramatically reduce the time and effort required to understand and diagnose the behavior of complex, distributed applications. With the proposed innovation, the build and test development cycle for ACES will be dramatically reduced, enabling more functionality to be added in the form of toolboxes with less time spent in expensive system level testing. This will allow more future concepts to be evaluated with ACES in a shorter time ? meeting a critical need for customers such as the Joint Planning and Development Office (JPDO) in their development and analysis of the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NGATS) concepts using ACES.

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