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Autonomous Systems and Robotics
As NASA prepares for unprecedented missions, our spacecraft, space habitats, aircraft, planetary and space exploration platforms, and operations are becoming progressively more complex. To sustain these future complex systems ...
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Collaborative & Assistant Systems
As NASA missions become longer and more scientifically complex, the critical challenge of managing the data and information generated by the Agency’s varied scientific and engineering activities only increases in ...
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Discovery and Systems Health
The Discovery and Systems Health (DaSH) technical area focuses on understanding, modeling, and reasoning with engineering systems and science data. The work is ...
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Robust Software Engineering
We are the Robust Software Engineering technical area, based in the Intelligent Systems Division at NASA's Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, California. Our goal is to dramatically increase ...
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Highlights

Prognostics as a Service Advisory Working Group Conducts First Meeting February 7th, 2018
The Prognostics as a Service (PaaS) Advisory Working Group held its first meeting on Wednesday, February 7th. The PaaS Advisory Working Group consists of 25 representatives from Urban Air Mobility ...
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Corina Pasareanu Receives ISSTA 2018 Retrospective Impact Paper Award
The paper, "Test Input Generation With Java PathFinder", co-authored by Corina Pasareanu of the Robust Software Engineering (RSE) group, was published in the International Symposium on Software Testing and Analysis ...
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Charles Hacskaylo Holds 'VISTA' Mission Control Technologies Software Training for Mars 2020 Rover Mission Team Members
Charles Hacskaylo of the Ground and Flight Data Systems group performed a demonstration and training session of the VISualization for Telemetry Analysis (VISTA) mission control technologies software for members of ...
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Autonomous Mission Operations Project Lead to Participate in Designing Habitation Systems Mockups Meeting
Autonomous Mission Operations Lead Jeremy Frank will meet with other Advanced Exploration Systems (AES) Habitation Domain Project Leads to discuss collaboration, coordination, and support for the Next Space Technologies for ...
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Resource Prospector Simulations Team to Begin Mission Operations Driving Simulations Over the Next Month
The Resource Prospector (RP) Simulations Team, in the Intelligent Robotics Group (IRG), will be preparing the Driving Concept of Operations (ConOps) Simulator for some mission operations driving simulations over the ...
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'SPHERES' Tether Slosh Flight Hardware Delivered to Cargo Mission Contract for SpaceX CRS-13 Launch December 4th
The Synchronized Position, Hold, Engage, Reorient Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) project has delivered the SPHERES Tether Slosh flight hardware to the Cargo Mission Contract for launch on SpaceX Commercial Resupply Service ...
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STPSat-5 Ground Systems Team Completes Radio Frequency and End-to-End Testing
In October, the Space Test Program Satellite 5 (STPSat-5) Ground System team completed a major project milestone by conducting Radio Frequency (RF) Compatibility testing and End-to-End testing between the STPSat-5 ...
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Vijay Janakiraman Supports Code IS Informatin Technology Security Work With Data Analysis
Vijay Janakiraman from the Data Sciences Group supported Ames Research Center Information Technology Security (Code IS) work on detecting unregistered websites within the System for Tracking and Registering Applications and ...
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Resource Prospector Navigation Team to Complete Visual Odometry Study This Month
The Resource Prospector (RP) Navigation Team, in the Intelligent Robotics Group, will complete a study this month that will determine whether the current design for the RP rover’s visual odometry ...
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Upcoming SBIR Phase III Kickoff Meeting for Active Gust Load Alleviation Control Wind Tunnel Experiment to be Held November 16
A kick-off meeting for a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase III effort will be held at NASA Ames on November 16, 2017. The prime contractor, Scientific Systems Company, Inc. ...
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Kamalika Das Serves as Applied Data Science Co-Chair at European Conference on Machine Learning
Kamalika Das served as Co-Chair for the Applied Data Sciences (ADS) track of the 2017 edition of the European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery ...
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Autonomous Systems and Robotics Technical Area Hosts Harvey Mudd College 'Clinic' Project
A Harvey Mudd College (HMC) Computer Science department team performing a senior capstone project known as ‘Clinic’ visited the Autonomous Systems and Robotics (ASR) technical area and Intelligent Systems Division ...
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Nikunz Oza Gives Overview of Data Sciences Work at High-Performance Computing Forum
Nikunj Oza, the Intelligent Systems Division Data Sciences Group Lead, was invited to give an overview of NASA Data Sciences work at the High Performance Computing (HPC) User Forum held ...
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Dr. Jeremy Frank to Give Invited Talk at Artificial Intelligence Conference & Exposition November 29th
Dr. Jeremy Frank will give an invited talk at the Artificial Intelligence Conference & Exposition (AI Expo) at the Santa Clara Convention Center on November 29th. For over 50 years, ...
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VISTA Mission Control Technologies Software v3.3 Delivered to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory
The VISualization for Telemetry Analysis (VISTA) software Release 3.3 was delivered to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) for testing and integration. Pending completion of testing at JPL, Vista v3.3 is ...
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'SPHERES' Components Delivered for November 10th 0A-8 Launch Date
The Synchronized Position, Hold, Engage, Reorient Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) project has turned over 48 SPHERES CO2 tanks and a repaired SPHERES Beacon for a scheduled OA-8 launch on November 10th. ...
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Rodney Martin Gives Seminar on Data Sciences Research to USGS Research Group
Rodney Martin delivered a seminar to the Geology, Minerals, Energy, and Geophysics (GMEG) Group at the United States Geological Survey’s (USGS) Menlo Park Campus on July 11, 2017. The talk ...
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Jay Trimble Gives Three Talks Covering Software Design, Development, and Mapping for Space Operations
Jay Trimble gave two invited talks at the Frontiers Conference in Milan, Italy, and participated, by invitation, in the workshop “Launching Agile: Maximizing Development Resources in the Space Domain” at ...
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Intelligent Systems Division Will Help Ames Host DARPA "Hackfest" Event November 11-17
NASA Ames will be hosting the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency’s (DARPA) “Hackfest” event November 11-17 at the NASA Ames Conference Center and the NASA small Unmanned aerial systems Autonomy ...
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Intelligent Systems Division to Host President of the Museum of Science
The Intelligent Systems Division is hosting a visit by the President of the Museum of Science on Friday, October 20th. Dr Yannis Miaoulis is developing an exhibit concept featuring technologies ...
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