This document defines a set of standard application layer interfaces called JAUS Mission Spooling Services. JAUS Services provide the means for software entities in an unmanned system or system of unmanned systems to communicate and coordinate their activities. The Mission Spooling Services represent the platform-independent capabilities commonly found across all domains and types of unmanned systems. At present, 1 service is defined in this document (more services are planned for future versions of this document): • Mission Spooler: Stores mission plans, coordinates mission plans, and parcels out elements of the mission plan for execution The Mission Spooler service is described by a JAUS Service Definition (JSD) which specifies the message set and protocol required for compliance. The JSD is fully compliant with the JAUS Service Interface Definition Language [JSIDL].
The version 1.0 Mission Spooler service has both technical problems and such immense complexity that it has significantly hampered its adoption and use by members of the JAUS community. This revision would fill an existing need in an active program that will not use the service as currently written while also being applicable to similar use cases in the area of autonomous behaviors for which version 1.0 would not be utilized.