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This paper summarizes some of our unclassified work on concepts and techniques for performing automated run-time time-critical resource management (especially scheduling) in large scale, dynamic, control systems such as for battle management. The approach described here is based on application-level quality of service metrics, such as track quality and weapon spherical error probability. These metrics are used to derive parameters for thread time constraints in the form of time/utility functions. Threads are scheduled according to application-specific optimality criteria that seek to maximize accrued utility to the system. Two worked examples illustrate the cost-effectiveness of this approach for this class of application.
Date of Conference: 1-3 Oct. 2003