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Title: Enhancing science and automating operations using onboard autonomy
Authors: Sherwood, Robert
Chien, Steve
Tran, Daniel
Davies, Ashley
CastaƱo, Rebecca
Rabideau, Gregg
Mandl, Dan
Szwaczkowski, Joseph
Frye, Stuart
Shulman, Seth
Keywords: enhancing science
Earth Observing One (EO-1)
software systems
Issue Date: 19-Jun-2006
Publisher: Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2006.
Citation: SpaceOps 2006, Rome, Italy, June 19-23, 2006
Abstract: In this paper, we will describe the evolution of the software from prototype to full time operation onboard Earth Observing One (EO-1). We will quantify the increase in science, decrease in operations cost, and streamlining of operations procedures. Included will be a description of how this software was adapted post-launch to the EO-1 mission, which had very limited computing resources which constrained the autonomy flight software. We will discuss ongoing deployments of this software to the Mars Exploration Rovers and Mars Odyssey Missions as well as a discussion of lessons learned during this project. Finally, we will discuss how the onboard autonomy has been used in conjunction with other satellites and ground sensors to form an autonomous sensor-web to study volcanoes, floods, sea-ice topography, and wild fires. As demonstrated on EO-1, onboard autonomy is a revolutionary advance that will change the operations approach on future NASA missions...
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