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APRES Team Demonstrates Software Prototype to Planning & Scheduling Group, VIPER, & Playbook Team Members
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APRES Team Demonstrates Software Prototype to Planning & Scheduling Group, VIPER, & Playbook Team Members

On January 31, 20202, John L. Bresina demonstrated the prototype Activity Planning with Resources for the Exploration of Space (APRES) mission planning system at a meeting of the Planning and Scheduling Group (PSG). In addition to PSG members, the audience included members of the VIPER mission team, and Playbook team from Human Systems Integration Division (Code TH).

BACKGROUND: The objective of the APRES project is to design and implement the Intelligent Systems Division’s next-generation mission planning system for ground operations of spacecraft, rovers, and landers. APRES is a mixed-initiative planning system that is meant to be an upgraded replacement of the Open source Scheduling and Planning InterFace for exploration (OpenSPIFe) with the Dynamic Extensible Universal Remote Operations Planning Architecture (EUROPA), taking advantage of the current state-of-the-art in AI planning and scheduling technology and browser-based interfaces.

The APRES interface is integrated with Open source Mission Control Technologies (OpenMCT), and the APRES Service is based on the adoption of the Action Notation Modeling Language (ANML) to specify domain knowledge. ANML is significantly more expressive than other specification languages used for mission models and activity dictionaries.

NASA PROGRAM FUNDING: Advanced Exploration Systems (AES) Program, Human Exploration Operations Mission Directorate (HEOMD)

TEAM: Abiola Akanni, John Bresina, Minh Do, Hassan Eslami, David Kortenkamp, Elif Kurklu, Alize Nguyen, Debra Schreckenghost, David Smith, and Deep Taylor. Thanks to past team members: Kyle Booth, Lionel Delmo, Paul Morris, Joe Pea, and Keith Swanson.

POINT OF CONTACT: John L. Bresina, john.l.bresina@nasa.gov

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