Deep space missions are characterized by severely constrained communication links. To meet the needs of future missions and increase their scientific return, future space systems will require an increased level of autonomy on-board. In this work, we propose a comprehensive approach to on-board autonomy. We rely on model-based reasoning, and we consider many important (on-line and off-line) reasoning capabilities such as plan generation, validation, execution and monitoring, runtime diagnosis, and fault detection, identification, and recovery. The controlled platform is represented symbolically, and the reasoning capabilities are seen as symbolic manipulation of such formal model. We have developed a prototype of our framework, and we have integrated it within an on-board Autonomous Reasoning Engine. Finally, we have evaluated our approach on three case-studies inspired by real-world projects and characterized it in terms of reliability, availability, and performance.

A Comprehensive Approach to On-board Autonomy Verification and Validation

Marco Bozzano;Alessandro Cimatti;
2021

Abstract

Deep space missions are characterized by severely constrained communication links. To meet the needs of future missions and increase their scientific return, future space systems will require an increased level of autonomy on-board. In this work, we propose a comprehensive approach to on-board autonomy. We rely on model-based reasoning, and we consider many important (on-line and off-line) reasoning capabilities such as plan generation, validation, execution and monitoring, runtime diagnosis, and fault detection, identification, and recovery. The controlled platform is represented symbolically, and the reasoning capabilities are seen as symbolic manipulation of such formal model. We have developed a prototype of our framework, and we have integrated it within an on-board Autonomous Reasoning Engine. Finally, we have evaluated our approach on three case-studies inspired by real-world projects and characterized it in terms of reliability, availability, and performance.
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