1 February 1991 Automation of vehicle processing at Space Station Freedom
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Proceedings Volume 1387, Cooperative Intelligent Robotics in Space; (1991) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.25412
Event: Advances in Intelligent Robotics Systems, 1990, Boston, MA, United States
A methodology for applying the Kennedy Space Center vehicle processing experience to similar operations at Space Station Freedom is described. First, the required on-orbit processing tasks are identified. These tasks are then evaluated for automation suitability, and robotic manipulator and artificial intelligence technologies are investigated to automate selected physical and cognitive tasks. Effects on processing times, extra-vehicular activity savings, and required resources for incorporating these automation enhancements are identified. Results of the following case studies are included: Phobos Gateway Vehicle On-Orbit Assembly and Launch, Lunar Evolution Vehicle On-Orbit Refurbishment, and Mars Mission Vehicle On-Orbit Assembly and Launch.
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Rick C. Vargo, Rick C. Vargo, Michael E. Sklar, Michael E. Sklar, Daniel G. Wegerif, Daniel G. Wegerif, "Automation of vehicle processing at Space Station Freedom", Proc. SPIE 1387, Cooperative Intelligent Robotics in Space, (1 February 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.25412; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.25412


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