Patent Number: 7,765,171

Title: System and method of self-properties for an autonomous and automatic computer environment

Abstract: Systems, methods and apparatus are provided through which in some embodiments self health/urgency data and environment health/urgency data may be transmitted externally from an autonomic element. Other embodiments may include transmitting the self health/urgency data and environment health/urgency data together on a regular basis similar to the lub-dub of a heartbeat. Yet other embodiments may include a method for managing a system based on the functioning state and operating status of the system, wherein the method may include processing received signals from the system indicative of the functioning state and the operating status to obtain an analysis of the condition of the system, generating one or more stay alive signals based on the functioning status and the operating state of the system, transmitting the stay-alive signal, transmitting self health/urgency data, and transmitting environment health/urgency data. Still other embodiments may include an autonomic element that includes a self monitor, a self adjuster, an environment monitor, and an autonomic manager.

Inventors: Hinchey; Michael G. (Bowie, MD), Sterritt; Roy (Newtownabbey, IE)

Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

International Classification: G06E 1/00 (20060101); G06E 3/00 (20060101); G06F 15/00 (20060101); G06G 7/00 (20060101); G06N 99/00 (20100101)

Expiration Date: 7/27/12018