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Collaborative Virtual Reality Platform for Visualizing Space Data and Mission Planning

García, Arturo and Fernando, Terrence and Roberts, David J. and Bar, Christian and Michele Cencetti, Michele and Engelke, Wito and Gerndt, Andreas (2019) Collaborative Virtual Reality Platform for Visualizing Space Data and Mission Planning. Multimedia Tools and Applications : An International Journal, 78 (23), pp. 33191-33220. Springer. doi: 10.1007/s11042-019-7736-8. ISSN 1380-7501.

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This paper presents the system architecture of a collaborative virtual environment in which distributed multidisciplinary teams involved in space exploration activities come together and explore areas of scientific interest of a planet for future missions. The aim is to reduce the current challenges of distributed scientific and engineering meetings that prevent the exploitation of their collaborative potential, as, at present, expertise, tools and datasets are fragmented. This paper investigates the functional characteristics of a software framework that addresses these challenges following the design science research methodology in the context of the space industry and research. An implementation of the proposed architecture and a validation process with end users, based on the execution of different use cases, are described. These use cases cover relevant aspects of real science analysis and operation, including planetary data visualization, as the system aims at being used in future European missions. This validation suggests that the system has the potential to enhance the way space scientists will conduct space science research in the future.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/128784/
Document Type:Article
Title:Collaborative Virtual Reality Platform for Visualizing Space Data and Mission Planning
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
García, ArturoUniversity of Salford, Salford, UKhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-0671-324XUNSPECIFIED
Fernando, TerrenceUniversity of Salford, Salford, UKUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Roberts, David J.University of Salford, Salford, UKUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Bar, ChristianThales Alenia Space, Turin, ItalyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Michele Cencetti, MicheleALTEC Spa, Turin, ItalyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Gerndt, AndreasUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-0409-8573UNSPECIFIED
Date:1 December 2019
Journal or Publication Title:Multimedia Tools and Applications : An International Journal
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Page Range:pp. 33191-33220
Keywords:Distributed Meetings, Design Science Research Methodology, Collaborative Virtual Environments, Telepresence, Space Mission Planning, Scientific Data Visualization
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space System Technology
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R SY - Space System Technology
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben SISTEC (old)
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institut of Simulation and Software Technology > Software for Space Systems and Interactive Visualisation
Deposited By: Gerndt, Dr.rer.nat. Andreas
Deposited On:15 Jan 2020 13:14
Last Modified:23 Jul 2022 13:45

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