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Integrated Ground Operations Demonstration for Responsive Space Access
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Author and Affiliation:
Johnson, Robert G.(NASA Kennedy Space Center, Cocoa Beach, FL, United States);
Notardonato, William U.(NASA Kennedy Space Center, Cocoa Beach, FL, United States)
Abstract: Integrated Ground Operations Demonstration Units (IGODU) project developed to mature, integrate and demonstrate advancements in cryogenics, system health management and command and control technologies. Two Distinct Testing Environments: a) GODU Integrated Refrigeration and Storage - GODU LH2; b) GODU Autonomous Control - GODU LO2. Scope: I. GODU LH2: a) Investigate alternative storage and distribution architecture for future cryogenic propellant operations. b) Demonstrate advanced cryogenic propellant handling operations (liquefaction, storage and distribution) of normal boiling point and sub-cooled cryogenic propellants. II. GODU L02: a) Develop and demonstrate advanced control and health management technologies and techniques to autonomously control cryogenic propellant servicing operations. b) Investigate modern COTS hardware and control systems in an effort to reduce the "standing army" of engineers associated with maintaining and operating ground systems through the use of health management and autonomous control technologies. Goals: a) Raise Technology Readiness Levels (TRL) and Integration Readiness Levels (IRL) of several key technology development areas. b) Reduce operations lifecycle costs of future test programs and launch complexes. c) Demonstrate technologies for future exploration beyond low earth orbit. d) Serve as test environments for extraterrestrial surface operations.
Publication Date: Jun 24, 2013
Document ID:
20130014505
(Acquired Aug 26, 2013)
Subject Category: PROPELLANTS AND FUELS
Report/Patent Number: KSC-2013-164
Document Type: Oral/Visual Presentation
Meeting Information: Commercial and Government Respnsive Access to Space Technology Exhibit (CRASTE) 2013; 24-27 Jun. 2013; Bellevue, WA; United States
Financial Sponsor: NASA Kennedy Space Center; Cocoa Beach, FL, United States
Organization Source: NASA Kennedy Space Center; Cocoa Beach, FL, United States
Description: 13p; In English; Original contains color illustrations
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright
NASA Terms: AUTOMATIC CONTROL; COMMAND AND CONTROL; CRYOGENIC ROCKET PROPELLANTS; CRYOGENICS; GROUND OPERATIONAL SUPPORT SYSTEM; LAUNCHING BASES; LIQUID HYDROGEN; MANAGEMENT METHODS; PROPELLANT STORAGE; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT
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