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The Incremental Planning System – GSOC’s Next Generation Mission Planning Framework

Wörle, Maria Theresia and Lenzen, Christoph and Göttfert, Tobias and Spörl, Andreas and Grishechkin, Boris and Mrowka, Falk and Wickler, Martin (2014) The Incremental Planning System – GSOC’s Next Generation Mission Planning Framework. In: 13th International Conference on Space Operations. SpaceOps 2014 - 13th International Conference on Space Operations, 05.-09. Mai 2014, Pasadena, California, USA.

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The paper at hand presents the new generic framework for automated planning and scheduling in future mission planning systems developed at GSOC (German Space Operations Center). It evolved from the experiences made in past and current projects and the evaluation of internal and external requirements for upcoming projects. In customary systems such as the one used within GSOC’s TerraSAR-X/TanDEM-X mission, succeeding planning runs to combine all collected input to a consistent, conflict-free command timeline take place at fix, dedicated points in time, e.g. twice a day. In contrast and as a main difference, with the new system each new input is processed immediately and so a consistent up-to-date timeline is maintained at all times. We show that this approach provides a set of important advantages and new possibilities for spacecraft commanding and user satisfaction. For example, uplink schedules can be flexibly modified due to short-term notifications, or up-to-date, extensive information about the planning state is always available, which means that conflicts can be seen before finally submitting a new request and, if applicable, can be resolved by selecting a suggested solution scenario. The presented system constitutes a generic tool suite which is scalable in performance critical areas, which is configurable to various mission scenarios and which defines a dedicated set of interfaces, specifying the functionality that remains to be implemented by each individual project. The declared goal is that all upcoming GSOC missions will benefit from using the Incremental Planning framework in terms of cost reduction, implementation duration and system robustness.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/89586/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:The Incremental Planning System – GSOC’s Next Generation Mission Planning Framework
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Wörle, Maria Theresiamaria.woerle (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Lenzen, ChristophChristoph.Lenzen (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Göttfert, Tobiastobias.goettfert (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Spörl, Andreasandreas.spoerl (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Grishechkin, Borisboris.grishechkin (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Mrowka, FalkFalk.Mrowka (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Wickler, MartinMartin.Wickler (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:May 2014
Journal or Publication Title:13th International Conference on Space Operations
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:mission planning, scheduling, automated spacecraft operations, incremental, continuous, reactive planning, user interaction, generic tool suite, mission planning system, scalable, configurable
Event Title:SpaceOps 2014 - 13th International Conference on Space Operations
Event Location:Pasadena, California, USA
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:05.-09. Mai 2014
Organizer:NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Technology
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R SY - Technik für Raumfahrtsysteme
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Raumflugbetrieb / Kontrollzentrums-Technologie, R - Vorhaben Infrastruktur und Unterstützung für Raumflugbetrieb
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Space Operations and Astronaut Training > Mission Operations
Deposited By: Wörle, Maria Theresia
Deposited On:25 Jun 2014 09:32
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:46

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