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Automation Of Shuttle Tile Inspection: Engineering Methodology For Space Station
Author(s): M. J. Wiskerchen; C. Mollakarimi
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Paper Abstract

The Space Systems Integration and Operations Research Applications (SIORA) Program was initiated in late 1986 as a cooperative applications research effort between Stanford University, NASA Kennedy Space Center (KSC), and Lockheed Space Operations Company (LSOC). One of the major initial SIORA tasks was the application of automation and robotics technology to all aspects of the Shuttle tile processing and inspection system. This effort has adobted a systems engineering approach consisting of an integrated set of rapid prototyping testbeds in which a government/university/industry team of users, technologists, and engineers test and evaluate new concepts and technologies within the operational world of Shuttle. These integrated testbeds include speech recognition and synthesis, laser imaging inspection systems, distributed Ada programming environments, distributed relational database architectures, distributed computer network architectures, multi-media workbenches, and human factors considerations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 October 1987
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 0851, Space Station Automation III, (31 October 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.942902
Show Author Affiliations
M. J. Wiskerchen, Stanford University (United States)
C. Mollakarimi, Lockheed Space Operations Company (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0851:
Space Station Automation III
Wun C. Chiou, Editor(s)

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