DeepAI AI Chat
Log In Sign Up

Enabling Astronaut Self-Scheduling using a Robust Advanced Modelling and Scheduling system: an assessment during a Mars analogue mission

by   Michael Saint-Guillain, et al.

Human long duration exploration missions (LDEMs) raise a number of technological challenges. This paper addresses the question of the crew autonomy: as the distances increase, the communication delays and constraints tend to prevent the astronauts from being monitored and supported by a real time ground control. Eventually, future planetary missions will necessarily require a form of astronaut self-scheduling. We study the usage of a computer decision-support tool by a crew of analog astronauts, during a Mars simulation mission conducted at the Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS, Mars Society) in Utah. The proposed tool, called Romie, belongs to the new category of Robust Advanced Modelling and Scheduling (RAMS) systems. It allows the crew members (i) to visually model their scientific objectives and constraints, (ii) to compute near-optimal operational schedules while taking uncertainty into account, (iii) to monitor the execution of past and current activities, and (iv) to modify scientific objectives/constraints w.r.t. unforeseen events and opportunistic science. In this study, we empirically measure how the astronauts, who are novice planners, perform at using such a tool when self-scheduling under the realistic assumptions of a simulated Martian planetary habitat.


page 2

page 3

page 6

page 7

page 8

page 12

page 13

page 16


Using Explainable Scheduling for the Mars 2020 Rover Mission

Understanding the reasoning behind the behavior of an automated scheduli...

Scheduling of Missions with Constrained Tasks for Heterogeneous Robot Systems

We present a formal tasK AllocatioN and scheduling apprOAch for multi-ro...

Optimal Entanglement Distribution using Satellite Based Quantum Networks

Recent technological advancements in satellite based quantum communicati...

Innovations in the field of on-board scheduling technologies

Space missions are characterized by long distances, difficult or unavail...

Near Optimal Task Graph Scheduling with Priced Timed Automata and Priced Timed Markov Decision Processes

Task graph scheduling is a relevant problem in computer science with app...

Decision Support System for an Intelligent Operator of Utility Tunnel Boring Machines

In tunnel construction projects, delays induce high costs. Thus, tunnel ...