Characterizing Environmental Information for Monitoring Agents

  • Albert Esterline
  • Bhanu Gandluri
  • Mannur Sundaresan
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3825)


A multiagent architecture for vehicle and structural health monitoring is proposed. A prototype using this architecture was developed using JADE. Critical aspects of the design were verified using the SPIN model checker. The tasks in our framework are related to data-fusion levels and Gibson’s realist position on direct perception of objects and affordances. We show how a system consisting of a multiagent system along with the monitored platform exhibits behavior at several levels, from the physics of acoustic emissions to inter-agent conversations expressing desires and beliefs. Communication, perception of public events, and system design conspire to provide the common knowledge needed to coordinate diagnostic tasks.


Acoustic Emission Multiagent System Acoustic Emission Signal Structural Health Monitoring Linear Time Temporal Logic 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Albert Esterline
    • 1
  • Bhanu Gandluri
    • 2
  • Mannur Sundaresan
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUSA
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical and Chemical EngineeringNorth Carolina A&T State UniversityGreensboro

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