Implementation of a space communications cognitive engine

Timothy M. Hackett, Sven G. Bilén, Paulo Victor R. Ferreira, Alexander M. Wyglinski, Richard C. Reinhart

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Abstract

Although communications-based cognitive engines have been proposed, very few have been implemented in a full system, especially in a space communications system. In this paper, we detail the implementation of a multi-objective reinforcement-learning algorithm and deep artificial neural networks for the use as a radio-resource-allocation controller. The modular software architecture presented encourages re-use and easy modification for trying different algorithms. Various trade studies involved with the system implementation and integration are discussed. These include the choice of software libraries that provide platform flexibility and promote reusability, choices regarding the deployment of this cognitive engine within a system architecture using the DVB-S2 standard and commercial hardware, and constraints placed on the cognitive engine caused by real-world radio constraints. The implemented radio-resource-allocation-management controller was then integrated with the larger space-ground system developed by NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2017 Cognitive Communications for Aerospace Applications Workshop, CCAA 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538639887
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 3 2017
Event2017 Cognitive Communications for Aerospace Applications Workshop, CCAA 2017 - Cleveland, United States
Duration: Jun 27 2017Jun 28 2017

Publication series

Name2017 Cognitive Communications for Aerospace Applications Workshop, CCAA 2017

Other

Other2017 Cognitive Communications for Aerospace Applications Workshop, CCAA 2017
CountryUnited States
CityCleveland
Period6/27/176/28/17

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Aerospace Engineering

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    Hackett, T. M., Bilén, S. G., Ferreira, P. V. R., Wyglinski, A. M., & Reinhart, R. C. (2017). Implementation of a space communications cognitive engine. In 2017 Cognitive Communications for Aerospace Applications Workshop, CCAA 2017 [8001607] (2017 Cognitive Communications for Aerospace Applications Workshop, CCAA 2017). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/CCAAW.2017.8001607