The Automation for Operations (A4O) project demonstrated advanced software for human spaceflight mission operations for Kriss Kennedy of Johnson Space Center, who leads the Habitat Demonstration Unit (HDU) project. The HDU is a seed effort funded by the Exploration Systems Mission Directorate (ESMD) Directorate Integration Office (DIO) to build a prototype Lunar surface habitat in FY10, in order to verify and validate habitation requirements for the Constellation Lunar Surface Systems (LSS) project. A4O will commence work in FY10 under a Customer Supplier Agreement with LSS, specifically fielding operations technology for the HDU. A4O demonstrated the use of our technology using the International Space Station Powerdown procedure. In addition, A4O staff discussed synergies between the HDU and the Ames Green Building project.
BACKGROUND: The Automation for Operations (A4O) project develops advanced technology for operation of Constellation. Specific technologies include the development of electronic procedures, procedure authoring, automated verification and validation of procedures, adjustable procedure automation, distributed planning, automated planning, and supporting analysis of the process of generating plans and procedures for human spaceflight.
NASA PROGRAM FUNDING: Exploration Systems Mission Directorate
Contact: Jeremy Frank