Jeremy Frank presented three papers at the 2008 International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling, September 14-18, 2008. The first paper, “Speeding Up the Resource Envelope Computation for Activities with Linear Resource Impact” (P. Morris and J. Frank), describes a new method for calculating the minimum and maximum available resource given a set of activities that either consume or produce a resource (e.g. ,energy) at a linear rate. The second paper, “Planning and Monitoring Solar Array Operations on the ISS” (S. Reddy, M. Iatauro, M. Ai Chang, M. Boyce, E. Kurklu, J. Frank, A. Jonsson), describes the Solar Array Constraints Engine (SACE), a tool used by International Space Station (ISS) flight controllers to plan and monitor the activities of the ISS solar arrays. The third paper, “An Intelligent Agent for Autonomous Lunar Exploration,” describes intelligent agent software architecture for a mobile lunar exploration spacecraft.
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