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web design for space operations: an overview of the challenges and new technologies used in developing and operating web-based applications in real-time operational support onboard the international space station, in astronaut mission planning and mission control operationsThe International Space Station (ISS) Operations Planning Team, Mission Control Centre and Mission Automation Support Network (MAS) have all evolved over the years to use commercial web-based technologies to create a configurable electronic infrastructure to manage the complex network of real-time planning, crew scheduling, resource and activity management as well as onboard document and procedure management required to co-ordinate ISS assembly, daily operations and mission support. While these Web technologies are classified as non-critical in nature, their use is part of an essential backbone of daily operations on the ISS and allows the crew to operate the ISS as a functioning science laboratory. The rapid evolution of the internet from 1998 (when ISS assembly began) to today, along with the nature of continuous manned operations in space, have presented a unique challenge in terms of software engineering and system development. In addition, the use of a wide array of competing internet technologies (including commercial technologies such as .NET and JAVA ) and the special requirements of having to support this network, both nationally among various control centres for International Partners (IPs), as well as onboard the station itself, have created special challenges for the MCC Web Tools Development Team, software engineers and flight controllers, who implement and maintain this system. This paper presents an overview of some of these operational challenges, and the evolving nature of the solutions and the future use of COTS based rich internet technologies in manned space flight operations. In particular this paper will focus on the use of Microsoft.s .NET API to develop Web-Based Operational tools, the use of XML based service oriented architectures (SOA) that needed to be customized to support Mission operations, the maintenance of a Microsoft IIS web server onboard the ISS, The OpsLan, functional-oriented Web Design with AJAX
Document ID
20100033288
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Khan, Ahmed
(United Space Alliance Houston, TX, United States)
Date Acquired
August 25, 2013
Publication Date
September 27, 2010
Subject Category
Computer Programming and Software
Report/Patent Number
JSC-CN-20033
IAC-10.B6.1.10
Meeting Information
6th International Astronautical Congress meeting(Prague)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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