GSAW2005 Tutorial Information
|Using Automated Planning and Scheduling Technology to Automate Spacecraft Operations
P.M. - 4:30 P.M.
planning & scheduling technology has shown considerable promise
in automating space mission operations with benefits of: reduced
operations effort, reduced turnaround time for operations, improved
mission efficiency, improved mission reliability, and more flexible
operations. This tutorial will focus on answering the following
questions: What is automated planning & scheduling technology?
How does it work? What are its limitations? Who has used it
and what were their experiences? How will it change future mission
operations and missions? How does onboard autonomy impact mission
Knight and Steve Chien, Jet Propulsion Laboratory;
Ari Jonsson, NASA Ames Research Center
Russell Knight is a senior member of technical staff
at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He is the software lead
for the CASPER automated planning system which is being deployed
onboard the Three Corner Sat and Earth Observing One missions.
He holds a M.S. in Computer Science from the University of
California, Los Angeles.
Dr. Ari Jonsson is a research scientist with
RIACS/NASA Ames Research Center. He is one of the principal
architects of the EUROPA planning system, which is currently
being deployed to support operations of the Mars Exploration
Rover(s) (MER). He holds a PhD. In Computer Science from Stanford
Dr. Chien is a principal scientist at the
Jet Propulsion Laboratory. In 1997, he received the NASA Exceptional
Achievement Medal for his work in research and development
of planning and scheduling systems for NASA. He is the Team
Lead for the ASPEN Planning System , which received Honorable
Mention in the 1999 Software of the Year Competition and was
a contributor to the Remote Agent System which was a co-winner
in the same 1999 competition. In 2000, he received the NASA
Exceptional Service Medal for service and leadership in research
and deployment of planning and scheduling systems for NASA.
Dr. Chien has presented numerous tutorials on automated planning
and scheduling and taught classes at the University of Southern
California on Automated Planning and Scheduling and Integrated
Agent Architectures, which received a teaching excellence
award. Currently Dr. Chien is leading and effort to automate
operations (both ground-based and onboard) for the EO-1 mission
using automated planning & scheduling technology.
leads & operations staff.
End to end information systems leads, ground data systems leads,
Project managers, and flight software leads and team members.
Institutional personnel relating to ground operations automation.
Any elements of ground systems interested in automation.