27 October 1988 Software Safety Issues For The Space Station Flight Telerobotic Servicer
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Proceedings Volume 1006, Space Station Automation IV; (1988) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.949061
Event: 1988 Cambridge Symposium on Advances in Intelligent Robotics Systems, 1988, Boston, MA, United States
Abstract
NASA has committed to the design and implementation of a Space Station Flight Telerobotic Servicer (FTS) to assist the astronauts in assembly, maintenance, servicing, and inspection tasks on the Space Station and the Space Shuttle. One of the requirements of the FTS is safety. Safety is not solely dependent on the visible hardware components such as manipulators and hydraulic systems. It is also dependent on the underlying software which controls every action of these hardware components. An acceptable level of safety can only be reached by analyzing and implementing safety issues through the conceptualization, design, construction, and operation phases of the FTS. This article discusses three issues that are critical to the FTS safety. These include software design philosophy, software operating models, and a safety subsystem.
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Kai-Hsiung Chang, Kai-Hsiung Chang, James H. Cross, James H. Cross, Steve Dannelly, Steve Dannelly, } "Software Safety Issues For The Space Station Flight Telerobotic Servicer", Proc. SPIE 1006, Space Station Automation IV, (27 October 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.949061; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.949061
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