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Intelligent systems for KSC ground processingThe ground processing and launch of Shuttle vehicles and their payloads is the primary task of Kennedy Space Center. It is a process which is largely manual and contains little inherent automation. Business is conducted today much as it was during previous NASA programs such as Apollo. In light of new programs and decreasing budgets, NASA must find more cost effective ways in which to do business while retaining the quality and safety of activities. Advanced technologies including artificial intelligence could cut manpower and processing time. This paper is an overview of the research and development in Al technology at KSC with descriptions of the systems which have been implemented, as well as a few under development which are promising additions to ground processing software. Projects discussed cover many facets of ground processing activities, including computer sustaining engineering, subsystem monitor and diagnosis tools and launch team assistants. The deployed Al applications have proven an effectiveness which has helped to demonstrate the benefits of utilizing intelligent software in the ground processing task.
Document ID
19920056060
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Heard, Astrid E. (NASA Kennedy Space Center Cocoa Beach, FL, United States)
Date Acquired
August 15, 2013
Publication Date
March 1, 1992
Subject Category
GROUND SUPPORT SYSTEMS AND FACILITIES (SPACE)
Report/Patent Number
AIAA PAPER 92-1598
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other