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Record 88 of 4420
Next Generation Simulation Framework for Robotic and Human Space Missions
External Online Source: hdl:2014/43250
Author and Affiliation:
Cameron, Jonathan M.(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA, United States)
Balaram, J.(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA, United States)
Jain, Abhinandan(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA, United States)
Kuo, Calvin(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA, United States)
Lim, Christopher(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA, United States)
Myint, Steven(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA, United States)
Abstract: The Dartslab team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) has a long history of developing physics-based simulations based on the Darts/Dshell simulation framework that have been used to simulate many planetary robotic missions, such as the Cassini spacecraft and the rovers that are currently driving on Mars. Recent collaboration efforts between the Dartslab team at JPL and the Mission Operations Directorate (MOD) at NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) have led to significant enhancements to the Dartslab DSENDS (Dynamics Simulator for Entry, Descent and Surface landing) software framework. The new version of DSENDS is now being used for new planetary mission simulations at JPL. JSC is using DSENDS as the foundation for a suite of software known as COMPASS (Core Operations, Mission Planning, and Analysis Spacecraft Simulation) that is the basis for their new human space mission simulations and analysis. In this paper, we will describe the collaborative process with the JPL Dartslab and the JSC MOD team that resulted in the redesign and enhancement of the DSENDS software. We will outline the improvements in DSENDS that simplify creation of new high-fidelity robotic/spacecraft simulations. We will illustrate how DSENDS simulations are assembled and show results from several mission simulations.
Publication Date: Sep 11, 2012
Document ID:
20150005576
(Acquired Apr 14, 2015)
Subject Category: SPACECRAFT DESIGN, TESTING AND PERFORMANCE; ASTRONAUTICS (GENERAL)
Document Type: Conference Paper
Publication Information: (SEE 20150005537)
Meeting Information: AIAA SPACE 2012 Conference & Exposition; 11-13 Sep. 2012; Pasadena, CA; United States
Meeting Sponsor: American Inst. of Aeronautics and Astronautics; Reston, VA, United States
Financial Sponsor: Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech.; Pasadena, CA, United States
Description: 8p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: SIMULATION; SPACE MISSIONS; ROBOTICS; AUGMENTATION; MANNED SPACE FLIGHT; REAL TIME OPERATION; SPACECRAFT LANDING; SIMULATORS; MISSION PLANNING; ATMOSPHERIC ENTRY SIMULATION; COMPUTER PROGRAMMING; COMPUTER PROGRAMS; PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT; MARS SCIENCE LABORATORY; INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION; TELEMETRY
Other Descriptors: DSENDS (DYNAMICS SIMULATOR FOR ENTRY, DESCENT AND SURFACE LANDING),; DARTS/DSHELL; DARTSLAB
Availability Source: Other Sources
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