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Advances in Distributed Operations and Mission Activity Planning for Mars Surface ExplorationA centralized mission activity planning system for any long-term mission, such as the Mars Exploration Rover Mission (MER), is completely infeasible due to budget and geographic constraints. A distributed operations system is key to addressing these constraints; therefore, future system and software engineers must focus on the problem of how to provide a secure, reliable, and distributed mission activity planning system. We will explain how Maestro, the next generation mission activity planning system, with its heavy emphasis on portability and distributed operations has been able to meet these design challenges. MER has been an excellent proving ground for Maestro's new approach to distributed operations. The backend that has been developed for Maestro could benefit many future missions by reducing the cost of centralized operations system architecture.
Document ID
20070017433
Document Type
Preprint (Draft being sent to journal)
External Source(s)
Authors
Fox, Jason M.
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Norris, Jeffrey S.
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Powell, Mark W.
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Rabe, Kenneth J.
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Shams, Khawaja
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 23, 2013
Publication Date
June 19, 2006
Subject Category
Lunar And Planetary Science And Exploration
Meeting Information
AIAA 9th International Conference on Space Operations (SpaceOps(Rome)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other
Keywords
Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
mission planning
activity planning
distributed operations
Ground Data System (GDS)
Maestro
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