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The HAL 9000 Space Operating System Real-Time Planning Engine Design and Operations Requirements
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Author and Affiliation:
Stetson, Howard(Teledyne Brown Engineering, Huntsville, AL, United States);
Watson, Michael D.(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, United States);
Shaughnessy, Ray(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, United States)
Abstract: In support of future deep space manned missions, an autonomous/automated vehicle, providing crew autonomy and an autonomous response planning system, will be required due to the light time delays in communication. Vehicle capabilities as a whole must provide for tactical response to vehicle system failures and space environmental effects induced failures, for risk mitigation of permanent loss of communication with Earth, and for assured crew return capabilities. The complexity of human rated space systems and the limited crew sizes and crew skills mix drive the need for a robust autonomous capability on-board the vehicle. The HAL 9000 Space Operating System[2] designed for such missions and space craft includes the first distributed real-time planning / re-planning system. This paper will detail the software architecture of the multiple planning engine system, and the interface design for plan changes, approval and implementation that is performed autonomously. Operations scenarios will be defined for analysis of the planning engines operations and its requirements for nominal / off nominal activities. An assessment of the distributed realtime re-planning system, in the defined operations environment, will be provided as well as findings as it pertains to the vehicle, crew, and mission control requirements needed for implementation.
Publication Date: Jun 11, 2012
Document ID:
20120015285
(Acquired Oct 31, 2012)
Subject Category: CYBERNETICS, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND ROBOTICS
Report/Patent Number: M12-1742
Document Type: Conference Paper
Meeting Information: 2012 Space Ops Conference; 11-18 Jun. 2012; Stockholm; Sweden
Meeting Sponsor: Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales; France
Financial Sponsor: NASA Marshall Space Flight Center; Huntsville, AL, United States
Organization Source: NASA Marshall Space Flight Center; Huntsville, AL, United States
Description: 14p; In English; Original contains color and black and white illustrations
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright; Distribution as joint owner in the copyright
NASA Terms: ENGINE DESIGN; REAL TIME OPERATION; DISTRIBUTED PROCESSING; MISSION PLANNING; AUTONOMY; OPERATING SYSTEMS (COMPUTERS); AIRBORNE/SPACEBORNE COMPUTERS; REQUIREMENTS; SOFTWARE ENGINEERING; ARCHITECTURE (COMPUTERS); INPUT/OUTPUT ROUTINES; MODULARITY; LOGIC DESIGN; MEMORY (COMPUTERS); MANNED SPACE FLIGHT; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION
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