An Object-Oriented Scheduling Architecture for Managing the Data Relay Satellite Requests

A. Cesta, P. Bazzica, and G. Casonato

In Proceedings of the International Workshop on Planning and Scheduling for Space Exploration and Science, 1997

In this paper an automated system is described for managing the daily activities of the DRS satellite system. In the system the object-oriented and artificial intelligence methodologies have been jointly used to develop a comprehensive approach to the problem. Particular attention has been given to the representation of the scheduling domain, the dynamic maintenance of a solution, and to the interaction with different types of users. The system offers flexible services and its performance is acceptable for the operative environment.