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Increasing Crew Autonomy for Long Duration Exploration Missions: Self-SchedulingOver the last three years, we have been investigating the operational concept of crew self-scheduling as a method of increasing crew autonomy for future exploration missions. Through Playbook, a planning and scheduling software tool, we have incrementally increased the ability for Earth analog mission crews to modify their schedules. Playbook allows the crew to add new activities from scratch, add new activities or groups of activities through a Task List, and reschedule or reassign flexible activities. The crew is also able to identify if plan modifications create violations, i.e., plan constraints not being met. This paper summarizes our observations with qualitative evidence from four NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) analog missions that supported self-scheduling as a feasible operational concept.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Ames Research Center
Document Type
Conference Paper
Marquez, Jessica J.
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA United States)
Hillenius, Steven
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA United States)
Kanefsky, Bob
(San Jose State Univ. CA, United States)
Zheng, Jimin
(San Jose State Univ. CA, United States)
Deliz, Ivonne
(ASRC Aerospace Corp. Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Reagan, Marcum
(NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Date Acquired
March 7, 2017
Publication Date
March 4, 2017
Subject Category
Man/System Technology And Life Support
Computer Programming And Software
Report/Patent Number
Meeting Information
Meeting: IEEE Aerospace Conference
Location: Big Sky, MT
Country: United States
Start Date: March 4, 2017
End Date: March 11, 2017
Sponsors: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Funding Number(s)
WBS: WBS 44494.
Distribution Limits
Public Use Permitted.
crew autonomy
exploration analog
planning and scheduling
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