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Jerome Mitchell :: ECSU
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University of Kansas
Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering
2004 Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
UML Class Diagrams of PRISM Multi-Agent Subsystem Using XML and FIPA
Mentors: Drs. Gogineni and Tsatsoulis
Abstract: Hurricanes, tornados, thunderstorms, and other natural disasters can have many devastating outcomes. Global warming, the prime investigated natural disaster of the PRISM (Polar Radar for Ice Sheet Measurements) project, has a tremendous effect on the sea level rise. Scientists and researchers have theorized that the excess water is being allocated from the polar ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica due to the long-term results of global warming; however, there are few resources to confirm the gain or loss ice.

Scientists and researchers of the PRISM project have applied their expertise on teams based on the areas of robotics, communications, intelligent systems, and radar. These areas were essential in measuring the ice thickness an determining the bedrock below the ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica. In this research, the investigator worked with the Intelligent Systems team by learning the messaging patterns between the data producing agents and the requesting agents. The investigator also created Unified Modeling Language (UML) class diagrams of a messaging subsystem to represent the collaboration and communication between these two types of agents using eXtensible Markup Language (XML) with the Foundations for Intelligent Physical Agents (FIPA) standard codes. The class diagrams assisted scientists and researchers in planning new features for the multi-agent system.