Jerome E. Mitchell



2004 Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
University of Kansas, School of Engineering
May 26, 2004-August 4, 2004

Research: UML Class Diagrams of PRISM Multi-Agent Subsystem Using XML and


Abstract: Hurricans, tornados, thunderstorms, and other natural disasters can have many devasting outcomes. Global warming, the prime investigated natural disaster of the PRISM (Polar Radar for Ice Sheet Measurements) project, has has a tremendous effect on the sea level rise. Scientists and researchers have theorized that the excess wataer is being allocated from the polar ice sheets of Greenland and Antartica due to the long-term results of global warming; however there are few resources to confirm the gain or loss ice.
Scientists and reaseachers 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 Antarctia. In this reseach, 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 UML class diagrams of a messaging subsystem to represent the collaboration and communication between these two types of agents using XML with FIPA standard code. The class diagram assisted scientists and reseachers in planning new features for the multi-agent system.