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Integrated approach for delineating robotic capabilities needed for future space exploration tasks
Author(s): Jon D. Erickson; Paschal J. Aucoin; Peter G. Ossorio
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Paper Abstract

Robotic capabilities needed for future space exploration mission tasks must be assessed as part of resource-demand balancing and planning. The same statement can be made for other types of resources; and, in fact, the approach presented in this paper applies to those resources as well. The approach, which has been developed over the past 4 years, is based upon integration involving the following methodological components: (1) comprehensive representative schemata for processes, objects, and states of affairs; (2) several types of analysis for processes (as opposed to robotic objects per se); (3) factor space analyses to relate requirements to capacities to design concepts to designs; and (4) evolved practices in the arenas of trade studies and decision aids. The preliminary results of applying the approach are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 December 1993
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 2057, Telemanipulator Technology and Space Telerobotics, (21 December 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.164917
Show Author Affiliations
Jon D. Erickson, NASA Johnson Space Ctr. (United States)
Paschal J. Aucoin, Lockheed Engineering and Sciences Co. (United States)
Peter G. Ossorio, Ellery Systems, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2057:
Telemanipulator Technology and Space Telerobotics
Won Soo Kim, Editor(s)

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