By: IANS | Washington | Published: December 10, 2017 1:35 pm
As collection of space data increases, NASA is exploring the infusion of Artificial Intelligence (AI) into space communications networks to meet demand and increase efficiency. Software-defined radios like cognitive radio use AI to employ underutilised portions of the electromagnetic spectrum without human intervention. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) permits a cognitive radio to use the frequency while unused by its primary user until the user becomes active again.
“Modern space communications systems use complex software to support science and exploration missions. By applying AI and machine learning, satellites control these systems seamlessly, making real-time decisions without awaiting instruction,” Janette C. Briones, Principal Investigator at NASA’s Glenn Research Centre in Cleveland, Ohio, said in a statement on Saturday.
The recent development of cognitive technologies is a new thrust in the architecture of communications systems. “We envision these technologies will …