Jeremy Frank presented two posters at the 2008 AIAA Space Conference, held September 9–11, 2008. The first poster, “Automation for Operations,” describes the scope and accomplishments of the Automation for Operations (A4O) project. The second poster, “Cost-Benefits of Automation for Surface Operations: Preliminary Results,” describes a software costs-benefits study for automation of lunar surface operations capability.
BACKGROUND: The Automation for Operations (A4O) project is an Exploration Technology Development Program (ETDP)-funded project with members from NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC), NASA Langley Research Center, NASA Ames Research Center and NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, as well as SRI, United Space Alliance (USA) and TRACLabs (a JSC contractor). The project develops trusted adjustable automation technology to advance the state of the art in mission operations, crew self-scheduling, robotic operations, and systems operations for lunar outpost and surface infrastructure operations.
NASA PROGRAM FUNDING: This work was funded by the NASA Exploration Technology Development Program.
Contact: Jeremy Frank