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next generation simulation framework for robotic and human space missionsThe 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.
Document ID
20150005576
Document Type
Conference Paper
External Source(s)
Authors
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)
Date Acquired
April 13, 2015
Publication Date
September 11, 2012
Subject Category
Astronautics (General)
Spacecraft Design, Testing and Performance
Meeting Information
AIAA SPACE 2012 Conference & Exposition(Pasadena, CA)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other
Keywords
Dartslab
DSENDS (Dynamics Simulator for Entry, Descent and Surface landing),
Darts/Dshell

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