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Mission Evaluation Room Intelligent Diagnostic and Analysis System (MIDAS)The role of Mission Evaluation Room (MER) engineers is to provide engineering support during Space Shuttle missions, for Space Shuttle systems. These engineers are concerned with ensuring that the systems for which they are responsible function reliably, and as intended. The MER is a central facility from which engineers may work, in fulfilling this obligation. Engineers participate in real-time monitoring of shuttle telemetry data and provide a variety of analyses associated with the operation of the shuttle. The Johnson Space Center's Automation and Robotics Division is working to transfer advances in intelligent systems technology to NASA's operational environment. Specifically, the MER Intelligent Diagnostic and Analysis System (MIDAS) project provides MER engineers with software to assist them with monitoring, filtering and analyzing Shuttle telemetry data, during and after Shuttle missions. MIDAS off-loads to computers and software, the tasks of data gathering, filtering, and analysis, and provides the engineers with information which is in a more concise and usable form needed to support decision making and engineering evaluation. Engineers are then able to concentrate on more difficult problems as they arise. This paper describes some, but not all of the applications that have been developed for MER engineers, under the MIDAS Project. The sampling described herewith was selected to show the range of tasks that engineers must perform for mission support, and to show the various levels of automation that have been applied to assist their efforts.
Document ID
19940030558
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Pack, Ginger L.
(NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Falgout, Jane
(NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Barcio, Joseph
(NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Shnurer, Steve
(NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Wadsworth, David
(NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Flores, Louis
(NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
May 1, 1994
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Goddard Space Flight Center, The 1994 Goddard Conference on Space Applications of Artificial Intelligence
Subject Category
Cybernetics
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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