Cougaar has a long and rich history with much more software developed than is currently provided in the current release (12.7). At one point, there were a variety of projects that were all part of Cougaar (where by projects we mean standalone software system components, not Eclipse projects).
The core functionality captured in the current release is sometimes referred to as CougaarSE. However, in the software archives, there are a variety of other no-longer-supported projects including the following of particular note:
CSMART is obsolete. CSMART is an integrated toolset for building, running, monitoring, and analyzing all Cougaar societies, and for performing experiments on those societies by systematically varying their properties and comparing the resulting behaviors. CSMART users will likely include Cougaar component/Plugin developers as well as researchers interested in understanding Cougaar societies and mechanisms. See the CSMART_UserGuide_10.0.
Cougaar Configuration Manager (CCM)
CCM is a tool for visualizing and configuring Cougaar societies.
An Integrated Development Environment for Cougaar. It is obsolete. It was developed by Cougaar Software Inc., to support developers interested in using Cougaar. CougaarIDE is comprised of a number of Plugins for Eclipse, you will need to install the Eclipse SDK before attempting to run CougaarIDE. CougaarIDE was tested on Windows, MacOS X, and Red Hat Linux. Originally written to work with Eclipse Platform 2.1.x and 3.0, but the published version is for use with Eclipse 3.4 Ganymede only. There was a page with CougaarIDE Features and Project Plan.
– In order to install, unzip the release file into the dropins folder of your eclipse ganymede installation (usually something like C:eclipsedropins).
The Cougaar MicroEdition project developed a JAVA based distributed agent software suite derived from the Cougaar architecture that executes on very small wireless computing devices integrated with sensor and robotic packages for sensor-web and cooperative robotic applications. This project provides the necessary programming environment and distributed application tools to facilitate the development of sophisticated, self-organizing networks of wireless connected agent systems for military and space applications. The project culminated in the demonstration of the utility of such systems by connecting a simple robotic sensor-web with a fully enabled Cougaar society, providing distributed data and information management down to the simple sensor packages.
The project is focused on the extension to the Cougaar infrastructure to support operation on resource-limited embedded devices. These sensing and acting agents operate as a wireless web to perform data fusion operations that are not possible with single-sensor systems. They are interoperable with Cougaar agents, which can perform higher-level aggregation, additional data fusion and problem solving using the Cougaar cognitive model.
This distribution of CougaarME from 2002 is available.
Objective: Extend the Cougaar distributed agent technology to support embedded devices in a way that is:
- Embedded agents need spatial awareness.
- Many must sense their position, surroundings
- Miniaturize the Cougaar core, make it less than 1 MB memory for VM and require less than 100 MHz processor
- Develop sensor interfaces and algorithms
- Develop actuator interfaces and algorithms
- Develop platform coordination software
Architecture Concept: The concept is that one CougaarSE (Standard Edition) would manage several CougaarME modules. These modules provide access to sensors and actuators in the real world, effectively serving as the eyes and hands for the agent in the real world.