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Designing and Building a Crew-Centric Mobile Scheduling and Planning Tool for Exploring Crew Autonomy Concepts Onboard the International Space StationDuring 2015, as part of our ongoing research on crew autonomy, our team adapted and extended the plan viewing tool, Playbook, into a mobile tool for exploring crew autonomy onboard the International Space Station (ISS). This work enables crewmembers to intuitively re-plan and schedule on their own with limited input from mission control. Designed for ease of use, re-planning is composed of simple drag and drop interactions and learning the tool requires little to no training. Playbook was successfully uplinked onto ISS as a technology demonstration and completed its onboard ground and crew checkouts in August and September 2015, respectively. We will discuss and describe how Playbook was able to integrate with actual ISS operational plans and operational procedures without disrupting real mission operations. This work will also outline the design and technical constraints required to build a collaborative tool that allows multiple users to simultaneously self-schedule and synchronize during communication dropouts in the restricted networking and computing environment onboard ISS. Finally, we will explore the aspects of crew autonomy that this technology enables as well as discuss our next steps and possible extensions.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Ames Research Center
Document Type
Hillenius, S. R.
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Marquez, J.
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Deliz, I.
(ASRC Research and Technology Solutions, LLC Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Kanefsky, B.
(University Affiliated Research Center (Calif. Univ. Santa Cruz) Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Korth, D.
(NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Healy, M.
(Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies Inc. (SGT Inc.). Webster, TX, United States)
Gibson, S.
(NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Zheng, J.
(San Jose State Univ. Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
May 10, 2019
Publication Date
July 12, 2016
Subject Category
Computer Programming And Software
Behavioral Sciences
Report/Patent Number
Meeting Information
Meeting: International Space Station Research & Development Conference (ISSR&D 2016)
Location: San Diego, CA
Country: United States
Start Date: July 12, 2016
End Date: July 14, 2016
Sponsors: Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), NASA Headquarters
Funding Number(s)
WBS: 466199.02.01.10
Distribution Limits
Public Use Permitted.
Technical Review
NASA Peer Committee
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