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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

Quantum Circuit Simulations Run on Record Number of HECC Nodes
Members from NASA’s Quantum Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (QuAIL), High-End Computing Capability (HECC), and Google successfully ran quantum circuit simulations based on Google’s Bristlecone Quantum Processing Unit (QPU). The team ran ...
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Autonomous Capability Paper Authored by Team From Codes AF, TH, and TI Wins Code AF Best Paper Award
The paper titled, “Using an Automated Air Traffic Simulation Capability for a Parametric Study in Traffic Flow Management” won the Aviation Systems Division (Code AF) Best Paper Award for 2018. ...
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Dr. Corina Pasareanu Co-Chairs Joint European Union Software Engineering Conference and Symposium
Robust Software Engineering (RSE) group member Dr. Corina Pasareanu co-chaired the 26th ACM Joint European Software Engineering Conference and Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (ESEC/FSE 2018), which was ...
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Astrobee Docking Station Delivered to the International Space Station for Installation
On November 17, 2018, the Astrobee Docking Station launched onboard a Northrup Grumman 10 (NG-10) rocket from Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The Cygnus cargo ship was captured and berthed ...
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Astrobiology Habitable Environments Database (AHED) Demonstrated to Division and Headquarters Management
In its first public demonstration, the Astrobiology Habitable Environments Database (AHED) portal was presented to Lindsay Hays, Deputy Astrobiology Program Scientist; Steve Howell, Space Science and Astrobiology Division Chief; Penny ...
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Intelligent Systems Division Members Volunteer at Bay Area Science Festival
NASA’s Intelligent Systems Division participated in the 2018 Bay Area Science Festival (BASF) on Saturday, November 3rd at AT&T Park in San Francisco. Our division joined NASA’s contingent at the ...
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Corina Pasareanu Gives Invited Talk on Formal Analysis for Neural Networks at ATVA 2018
Dr. Corina Pasareanu of the Robust Software Engineering (RSE) group, gave an invited talk and tutorial at the 16th International Symposium on Automated Technology for Verification and Analysis (ATVA 2018), ...
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Robust Software Engineering Project Wins AIAA Modeling and Simulation Best Paper Award
The Adaptive Stress Testing of Aircraft Collision Avoidance Systems project paper titled "Differential Adaptive Stress Testing of Airborne Collision Avoidance Systems" (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics - AIAA 2018-1923) ...
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Space Cookies VEX Robotics Team to Begin Competition and Outreach
Space Cookies VEX Robotics Team 1868 will attend their first competition of the season on Saturday, October 20th, at Dougherty High School in San Ramon. The team will have four ...
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Dr. Jeremy Frank to Present Status for Two International Space Station Payloads for the Payload Operations Working Group
Dr. Jeremy Frank will present status for two International Space Station (ISS) payloads at the Payload Operations Working Group meeting at Marshall Spaceflight Center October 24-25. Both payloads were developed ...
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Astrobee Status and Future Use to be Presented at the 69th International Astronautical Congress October 4th
Robotics and Systems Engineer Andres Mora Vargas (Asociacion Centroamericana de Aueronautica y del Espacio – ACAE) will present work from a paper titled, “Astrobee: Current Status and Future Use as ...
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ICESat-2 Mission Instrument Support Facility Utilizing Open Mission Control Technologies Software Platform
The second Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite (ICESat-2), a NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Mission, launched successfully on September 15th. ICESat-2 is the benchmark Earth Observing System mission for ...
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Dr. Kamalika Das Gives Two Invited Talks on Anomaly Detection
Data Sciences Group research scientist Dr. Kamalika Das gave two invited presentations on anomaly detection. The first was an invited lecture in Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) Silicon Valley's graduate Machine ...
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Dr. Kamalika Das Gives Keynote Talk at 2018 International Conference on Information Technology
Data Sciences group member Dr. Kamalika Das gave a keynote presentation at the 15th International Conference on Information Technology: New Generations at Las Vegas, Nevada, on April 16th, 2018. The ...
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Dr. Jeremy Frank to Present Autonomous Systems and Operations Project Status at Advanced Exploration Systems Year-End Review
Dr. Jeremy Frank will present end-of-year status of the Human Exploration Operations Mission Directorate-funded Autonomous Systems and Operations (ASO) project. The review will be part of the Advanced Exploration Systems ...
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FAA Looks at Collaborative Trajectory Option Program Decision Support Capability
Under NASA-funded work supporting Integrated Demand Management (IDM), MOSAIC ATM, Inc. is doing research on challenges in setting Collaborative Trajectory Options Program (CTOP) rates and predicting airline responses with an ...
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'SPHERES' Tether Slosh Science Session #4 Scheduled For Mid-September
The fourth Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) Tether-Slosh investigation, dedicated to improving our understanding of how liquids behave when there is little to no gravity, will be ...
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George Gorospe and Wendy Okolo Organize 4th Code TI Summer Intern Showcase Event
George Gorospe and Dr. Wendy Okolo organized the fourth annual TI Summer Intern Showcase Event, held on July 31st. The event is a summer open house to introduce local students ...
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'SPHERES' Project Successfully Completes Tether Slosh Science Session 3
The Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) project successfully completed Tether Slosh Science Session 3. In this session the International Space Station (ISS) crew ran a total of ...
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Robost Software Engineering Safety Case Team Presents Work to Software Assurance Working Group
Members of the Robust Software Engineering (RSE) Safety Case team presented their work to the Software Assurance Working Group (SAWG), who were holding their annual meeting at NASA Ames. Ewen ...
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