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life sciences research facility automation requirements and concepts for the space stationAn evaluation is made of the methods and preliminary results of a study on prospects for the automation of the NASA Space Station's Life Sciences Research Facility. In order to remain within current Space Station resource allocations, approximately 85 percent of planned life science experiment tasks must be automated; these tasks encompass specimen care and feeding, cage and instrument cleaning, data acquisition and control, sample analysis, waste management, instrument calibration, materials inventory and management, and janitorial work. Task automation will free crews for specimen manipulation, tissue sampling, data interpretation and communication with ground controllers, and experiment management.
Rasmussen, Daryl N. (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
August 13, 2013
January 1, 1986
MAN/SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY AND LIFE SUPPORT