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Tool for simulating space exploration initiative operations as a means of obtaining intelligent systems requirements
Author(s): Jon D. Erickson; Paschal J. Aucoin; James L. Dragg
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Paper Abstract

The Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center (JSC) Automation and Robotics Division has developed simulation tool for use in evaluating the feasibility and effectiveness of proposed candidate mission concepts, such as the first lunar outpost (FLO) design reference missions. The tool helps in defining requirements for such missions at the beginning of the definition activities and can be applied iteratively thereafter on a short cycle basis as changes are made to the mission definition. The simulation is applicable to the amount and capabilities of automation and robotics; number and skills of crew; amount of engineering work, science, and in-space materials utilization to be accomplished; impact of/provision for maintenance and repair; and flight schedules and manifests. The simulation accounts for supply and demand of resources to accomplish tasks and accounts for elapsed time in carrying out mission processes and tasks.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1992
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 1829, Cooperative Intelligent Robotics in Space III, (1 November 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.131725
Show Author Affiliations
Jon D. Erickson, NASA Johnson Space Ctr. (United States)
Paschal J. Aucoin, Lockheed Engineering and Sciences Co. (United States)
James L. Dragg, Lockheed Engineering and Sciences Co. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1829:
Cooperative Intelligent Robotics in Space III
Jon D. Erickson, Editor(s)

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