Open System Architecture design for planet surface systemsThe Open System Architecture is an approach to meeting the needs for flexibility and evolution of the U.S. Space Exploration Initiative program of the manned exploration of the solar system and its permanent settlement. This paper investigates the issues that future activities of the planet exploration program must confront, defines the basic concepts that provide the basis for establishing an Open System Architecture, identifies the appropriate features of such an architecture, and discusses examples of Open System Architectures.
Petri, D. A. (NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Pieniazek, L. A. (NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Toups, L. D. (Lockheed Engineering and Sciences Co. Houston, TX, United States)