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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

Chetan Kulkarni and External Partners Release New Turbofan Engine Degradation Simulation Dataset
Intelligent Systems Division Diagnostics and Prognostics group and Prognostics Center of Excellence (PCoE) member Chetan Kulkarni, along with external partners Manuel Arias Chao and Olga Fink (ETH Zurich) and Kai ...
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Thomas Lambaerts Receives American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Distinguished Service Award
Thomas Lombaerts received a Distinguished Service Award from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) at the AIAA SciTech Forum in appreciation of his leadership as the 2021 AIAA ...
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Intelligent Robotics Group Wins Silicon Valley Robotics 'Good Robot' Industry Championship Award
The Intelligent Systems Division’s Intelligent Robotics Group won the Champion Award in the inaugural Silicon Valley Robotic (SVR) ‘Good Robot’ Industry Awards announced December 14, 2020. The Champion award goes ...
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Innovative Capabilities Project Selected for Artemis Program Ground and Launch Systems
The Exploration Ground Systems (EGS) Program solicited proposals from the NASA@work community to address their strategic thrust areas and capability needs for ground and launch systems processing supporting each Artemis ...
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Jeremy Frank Participates in International Partners Meeting on Use of International Space Station as Mars Analog
Dr. Jeremy Frank participated in a series of meetings on the use of the International Space Station as a Mars analog, organized by Dr. Julie Robinson, the NASA International Space ...
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Astrobee Team Lets Students From Across the World Run Their Robotic Programming Software on the International Space Station
For the first time, student finalists in an international robotics competition were able to run their code onboard the Astrobee free-flying robot “Bumble”, one of two Astrobees operating in the ...
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Jeremy Frank Contributes to Early Mission and Technology Concept Development Exercise for the Artemis Program
Dr. Jeremy Frank participated in a two-day A-Team brainstorming exercise, led by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), to assist California State University Northridge’s (CSUN) Autonomy Research Center (ARC) for Science, ...
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Autonomous Systems and Operations Project Delivers Machine Learning-Based Display Validation Technology for Orion
The Advanced Exploration System- (AES) funded Autonomous Systems and Operations (ASO) project delivered a machine learning-based Orion spacecraft crew display validation solution to Johnson Space Center’s (JSC) Rapid Prototyping Laboratory ...
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Autonomous Systems and Operations Project Demonstrates Vehicle Systems Management Capability to Gateway Program
The Advanced Exploration System- (AES) funded Autonomous Systems and Operations (ASO) project demonstrated a Vehicle System Management (VSM) capability to the Gateway program. VSM integrates automated planning, plan execution, and ...
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Robust Software Engineering-Led Group Wins Digital Transformation Hackathon Award for "Most Potential NASA Impact"
Robust Software Engineering (RSE) members led a multi-Center team in the NASA Digital Transformation (DT) Hackathon on the challenge topic “Natural Language Processing for Requirements Checking” and were awarded “Most ...
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Robust Software Engineering Completes System-Wide Safety Application Programming Interface Milestone
The Robust Software Engineering (RSE) group has completed the System-Wide Safety (SWS) Application Programming Interface (API) milestone for Assurance of Autonomy: API 20 TC4 3.2.5.1 Demonstration of formalized requirements being ...
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Ann Patterson-Hine Presents at the 2020 Virtual Systems Engineering Workshop
Ann Patterson-Hine gave an invited presentation at the Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) Exposition, a special session in the 2020 Virtual Systems Engineering Workshop on September 23rd. The presentation, Goal Function ...
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Batteries on TechEdSat-10 Mission Certified in Intelligent Systems Division's SHARP Lab
TechEdSat-10 is a six-unit CubeSat deployed from the International Space Station (ISS) on July 13, 2020. One of the technologies the mission is demonstrating is improved batteries. Greater battery capacity ...
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NASA OSTEM Fellowship Awards Autonomous Decision-Making Algorithms Research Project
The NASA Office of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (OSTEM) Fellowship has awarded the proposal titled, “Analysis and Evaluation of Autonomous Decision-Making Algorithms on Resource-Constrained Processors”. This proposal will fund ...
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Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite Science Processing Operations Center Completes Prime Sky Survey Mission
The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) Science Processing Operations Center (SPOC) has completed processing for the two-year prime sky survey mission. High-quality science products for 26 observing sectors are publicly ...
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AdvoCATE Project Team Presents at NASA's Office of Safety & Mission Assurance
The Assurance Case Automation Toolset (AdvoCATE) team was invited by Anthony Diventi, NASA Reliability and Maintainability Technical Fellow, to give a presentation on their work on safety assurance cases to ...
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GE Aviation Adopts Robust Software Engineering Testing Tool
Under Space Act Agreement with GE Global Research Center (GE GRC), Joachim Hochwarth and Nicholas Visser (GE Aviation engineers) have conducted a study using AdaStress (AST), an adaptive stress testing ...
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Robust Software Engineering Members Help Refine Natural Language Processing for Requirements Checking Challenge
Robust Software Engineering members Guillaume Brat and Nija Shi are helping to refine the Natural Language Processing (NLP) for requirements checking challenge, one of the NASA Digital Transformation (DT) Hackathon ...
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Corina Pasareanu Serves as Program Chair for International Software Testing and Analysis Symposium
Corina Pasareanu served as Program Chair for the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group on Software engineering (SIGSOFT) International Symposium on Software Testing and Analysis 2020 (ISSTA 2020), ...
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FRET Project Team Presents and is Awarded at International Conference on Requirements Engineering
The Formal Requirements Elicitation Tool (FRET) team presented three papers (one tool, one research, and one poster paper) at the 26th International Working Conference on Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software ...
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