Application of Intelligent Control to Material Circulation in Advanced Life Support Systems 2005-01-2966
This paper discusses the integration of intelligence into the supervision and control system of an Advanced Life Support System (ALSS). An ALSS is a complex, large-scale system that should be maintained solely by a small crew. Since an ALSS is operated far from Earth, the propagation delay of radio waves makes remote support from Earth difficult to implement immediately. Accordingly, an autonomous supervision and control system is essential. A supervision and control system comprises an automatic controller for ALSS equipment and crew who supervise the equipment conditions and operate it. The application of intelligent control to such an automatic controller reduces the load on the crew, allowing them to concentrate on their major missions. The concept of intelligent control proposed here is based on the SRK model that expresses human behavior with three cognitive behaviors. This paper utilizes simulation to verify the effectiveness of the proposed methods for intelligent control.