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SPHERES Team to Continue Propellant "Slosh" Experiments in Microgravity
On September 6th and 10th, the Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) Slosh investigation will continue onboard the International Space Station (ISS). The Slosh Experiment is examining the ...
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Nhan Nguyen Chairs Successful AIAA Intelligent Systems Workshop at NASA Ames
Nhan Nguyen chaired the second American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Intelligent Systems Workshop, which was held at the NASA Ames Conference Center during August 5-7. The workshop was ...
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Planetary Protection Contamination Study Underway at Mars Analog Site
On August 9-14, Brian Glass will lead a small crew of four people at a location 100 miles removed from the nearest other humans to survey microbial counts in surface ...
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“Enabling Future Autonomy” Workshop to be Held at Ames on August 5-7, 2015
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Intelligent Systems Technical Committee (ISTC) is sponsoring the second AIAA Intelligent Systems Workshop to be held at NASA Ames on August 5-7, ...
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Autonomous Missions Software Experiment Successfully Completed
The Autonomous Mission Operations (AMO) project completed an extensive human spaceflight autonomy test onboard the International Space Station (ISS). From late August of 2014 until May 12 of 2015, the ...
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Air Force Research Lab Funds Airfield Terminal Autonomous Control Architecture
The Intelligent Systems Division has received funding from the Air Force Research Lab to develop a control architecture that allows for autonomous taxiing of commercial aircraft and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles ...
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Smart SPHERES Satellites Employ Smartphone Software for Navigation Demonstration
On Thursday, January 8, 2015, International Space Station (ISS) crew successfully conducted the Human Exploration Telerobotics (HET) Smart Synchronize Position, Hold, Engage, and Reorient Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) free-flying navigation demonstration. ...
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Human Exploration Telerobotics Smart SPHERES Face Tracking on the International Space Station
Mike Hopkins tested face detection and tracking code with the Smart Synchronized Position, Hold, Engage, and Reorient Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) on the International Space Station (ISS). An Android smartphone was ...
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Human Exploration Telerobotics Project Conducts Smart SPHERES Zero-G Testing on a Parabolic Flight
The Smart Synchronized Position, Hold, Engage, and Reorient Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) team conducted zero-g testing of a new Android smartphone connected to SPHERES on a parabolic flight out of Ellington ...
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ACES Group Members Participate in Technical Interchange Meeting for the Reduced Crew Operations Project
Adaptive Control and Evolvable Systems (ACES) Group members participated in a government-only Technical Interchange Meeting (TIM) for the Reduced Crew Operations (RCO) project on January 27-29, 2015, hosted here at ...
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Piloted Simulation Evaluation of Tactical Flight Management System with Onboard Maneuvering Envelope Estimation a Success
On July 28, 2014, a successful commercial piloted shakedown test of technologies to improve aircraft safety was conducted in the Advanced Concepts Flight Simulator at the Crew-Vehicle Systems Research Facility. ...
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NASA 360 Facebook Video Features Tensegrity Robot Project
The NASA 360 Talk series posted a video to the Facebook channel featuring the Tensegrity Robot project managed by Vytas SunSpiral and Adrian Agogino. This video has received more the ...
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Nhan Nguyen Selected to Receive 2013 Transfer Technology Awards for Advanced Control Methods
Nhan Nguyen has been selected as an award winner by NASA Ames Technology Partnerships Office for scientific and technical contributions with the following awards: 2013 Patent Application Award for Control ...
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Neo-Geography Toolkit Receives Honorable Mention for NASA Software of the Year Award
The Intelligent Robotics Group’s (IRG) Neo-Geography Toolkit (NGT) received an Honorable Mention for NASA’s Software of the Year Award. NGT is a collection of high-performance software tools that automate the ...
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IRG Simulated Lunar Rover Field Test in California Desert
The Intelligent Robotics Group is currently conducting the “Mojave Volatiles Prospector” (MVP) robotic field test to study the use of in-situ prospecting instruments in a real-time robotic surface mission. During ...
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Robert Morris Co-Authors Newly Released Book on Constraint-Based Temporal Reasoning
Solving challenging computational problems involving time has been a critical component in the development of artificial intelligence systems almost since the inception of the field. The new book, An Introduction ...
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Planetary Lake Lander Demonstrates Adaptive Science In Chile
The Planetary Lake Lander project recently conducted its 2013 field test at Laguna Negra, a high-altitude lake in the Central Andes mountains of Chile. During the test, the Lake Lander ...
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Ames Software Project Handovers to Johnson Space Center Completed
Three significant mission operations software projects from Ames have been handed over to Johnson Space Center’s Mission Operations Directorate (JSC MOD): the Operations Planning Timeline Integration System (OPTimIS) – previously ...
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Smart “SPHERES” Demonstrates Smartphone Vision-Based Navigation Flying Established Routes Onboard the International Space Statio
On Thursday, September 4, 2014, the International Space Station (ISS) crew used the Human Exploration Telerobotics (HET) project’s modified Google Project Tango smartphone to map the inside of the ISS. ...
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Members of Planning and Scheduling Group Participate in International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling
The Intelligent Systems Division’s Planning and Scheduling Group staff participated in the planning and execution of the International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS), held in Portsmouth, New Hampshire ...
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EDSN Autonomous Planner Completes Pre-Flight Test
The EDSN planning and scheduling software was tested as part of EDSN's flight qualification. The EDSN mission is designed to be fully autonomous; no ground commanding of the spacecraft is ...
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3D Printing Used to Optomize Dragon Eye Unmanned Aerial Systems for Volcano Sampling Mission
The FrankenEye project recently completed proof-of-concept demonstrations to validate a novel use of additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, to rapidly optimize Dragon Eye Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) donated ...
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John L. Bresina Receives an IAAI-15 Deployed Application Award
John L. Bresina received an IAAI-15 Deployed Application Award for his paper, entitled “Activity Planning for a Lunar Orbital Mission”, which was presented at the Twenty-Seventh Annual Conference on Innovative ...
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Intelligent Systems Division Hosts Visit by Dr. Johann Bals, Director of DLR’s Institute for System Dynamics and Control
The Director of DLR's Institute for System Dynamics and Control, Dr. Johann Bals, visited NASA Ames Research Center on January 17, 2014. The visit was hosted by the Intelligent Systems ...
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Proposal Awarded for Atacama Rover Astrobiology Drilling Studies
The Planetary Science and Technology through Analog Research (PSTAR) program’s Atacama Rover Astrobiology Drilling Studies (ARADS) is a new Mars rover analog mission scheduled for 2015-19, structured as a field ...
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Astrobee Conducts Successful Periodic Technical Review #1
The Human Exploration Telerobotics (HET) project / Astrobee element successfully conducted and passed Periodic Technical Review (PTR) #1 (System Requirements Review) on Wednesday, February 25, 2015. The purpose of PTR ...
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Autonomous Missions Operations Software Completes First Pre-Flight Test
The Autonomous Mission Operations (AMO) project conducted a series of pre-flight tests of a crew autonomy experiment to take place onboard the International Space Station (ISS) from March to September ...
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Autonomous Mission Operations Experiment Commencing Onboard International Space Station
The Autonomous Mission Operations (AMO) project has designed, developed, and deployed the Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOCA) Station Support Computer (SSC) experiment. The experiment concept is to turn over as ...
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Center Innovation Fund Awards Phase 1 Proposal for Adaptable, Deployable Entry and Placement Technology Guidance and Control
The Center Innovation Fund (CIF) awarded the Adaptable, Deployable Entry and Placement Technology (ADEPT) Guidance and Control (G&C) Phase I proposal titled “Guidance and Control Architecture Design and Demonstration for ...
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Advanced Caution and Warning System Monitors Health of Orion Critical Vehicle Systems for EFT-1
The Advanced Caution and Warning Systems (ACAWS) project monitored the health of Orion critical vehicle systems using live data transmitted to the ground during the Exploration Flight Test 1 (EFT-1) ...
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