Cordell Green &
Sponsor: DARPA/IXO ANTS*
Contractual & technical support: AFRL
This project wrapped up in 2004. Kestrel's research on distributed constraint algorithms and sensor networks continues in it's CONSONA project. This web site will not be further maintained, but please feel free to contact Stephen Fitzpatrick (fitzpatrick at kestrel.edu) if you have inquiries.
The Problem: Large sensor and effector networks are subject to high communication latencies and dramatically varying loads that can wreak havoc on conventional resource management techniques and undermine a network's ability to service tasks that have stringent real-time requirements.
Our approach: We will build on our experience in specification & synthesis technology and in scheduling algorithms to develop efficient, time-sensitive, decentralized schedulers and to make these available for rapid deployment.
* The views and conclusions expressed on this web site are occasionally those of the authors and should not be interpreted as representing the official policies, either expressed or implied, of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency or the U.S. Government.