MIR acts like a doctor for a spacecraft. Although a doctor just gives annual checkups and MIR is constantly monitoring the health of the spacecraft, there are many similarities between the two. Just as a doctor knows what he should see if he is examining a healthy person, MIR knows what a healthy spacecraft looks like. A doctor examines a patient and then comes up with a diagnosis if he sees something unexpected. If MIR senses something unusual, it will also come up with the most likely diagnosis of the problem. Once a problem is diagnosed, the doctor will try to treat the problem; for example, by administering medication. When MIR diagnoses a problem, it will also, upon request from Smart Executive (EXEC) suggest an action to correct the problem. Last, if a patient's problem cannot be fixed, a doctor might notify next of kin and might recommend that can help the person change their future lifestyle. For example, a doctor may recommend to a heart attack victim's wife that she help make sure the victim sticks to a low fat diet. MIR also reports permanent failures to EXEC so it and Planner/Scheduler (PS) can make adjustments.
Is Remote Agent like the robots in science fiction movies?
Why was Remote Agent chosen to go on DS1?
What is an example of planning and scheduling in everyday life?
How does the Smart Executive work?
How does the Mode Identification and Recovery system work?
How does the Planner Scheduler work?
How does MIR really work?
How does the EXEC really work?
How does PS really work?