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A Collaborative Workspace for Strengthening Collaboration among Space Scientists

Garcia, Arturo and Roberts, David and Fernando, Terrence and Bar, Christian and Wolff, Robin and Dodiya, Janki and Engelke, Wito and Gerndt, Andreas (2015) A Collaborative Workspace for Strengthening Collaboration among Space Scientists. In: IEEE Aerospace Conference. IEEE Aerospace Conference, Yellowstone Conference Center, Big Sky, Montana. DOI: 10.1109/AERO.2015.7118994

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Abstract

Space exploration missions have produced large data of immense value, to both research and the planning and operating of future missions. However, current datasets and simulation tools fragment teamwork, especially across disciplines and geographical location. The aerospace community already exploits virtual reality for purposes including space tele-robotics, interactive 3D visualization, simulation and training. However, collaborative virtual environments are yet to be widely deployed or routinely used in space projects. Advanced immersive and collaborative visualization systems have the potential for enhancing the efficiency and efficacy of data analysis, simplifying visual benchmarking, presentations and discussions. We present preliminary results of the EU funded international project CROSS DRIVE, which develops an infrastructure for collaborative workspaces for space science and missions. The aim is to allow remote scientific and engineering experts to collectively analyze and interpret combined datasets using shared simulation tools. The approach is to combine advanced 3D visualization techniques and interactive tools in conjunction with immersive virtuality telepresence. This will give scientists and engineers the impression of teleportation from their respective buildings across Europe, to stand together on a planetary surface, surrounded by the information and tools that they need. The conceptual architecture and proposed realization of the collaborative workspace are described. ESA's planned ExoMars mission provides the use-case for deriving user requirements and evaluating our implementation.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/93059/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:A Collaborative Workspace for Strengthening Collaboration among Space Scientists
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Garcia, Arturoa.s.garciajimenez (at) salford.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Roberts, Davidd.j.roberts (at) salford.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Fernando, Terrencet.fernando (at) salford.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Bar, Christianchristian.bar (at) external.thalesaleniaspace.comUNSPECIFIED
Wolff, RobinRobin.Wolff (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Dodiya, JankiJanki.Dodiya (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Engelke, Witowito.engelke (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Gerndt, Andreasandreas.gerndt (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:2015
Journal or Publication Title:IEEE Aerospace Conference
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
DOI :10.1109/AERO.2015.7118994
Status:Published
Keywords:Virtual Reality, Collaborative Workspace, Space Science
Event Title:IEEE Aerospace Conference
Event Location:Yellowstone Conference Center, Big Sky, Montana
Event Type:international Conference
Organizer:IEEE
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 - Vorhaben SISTEC
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institut of Simulation and Software Technology > Software for Space Systems and Interactive Visualisation
Deposited By: Engelke, Wito
Deposited On:06 Jan 2016 17:58
Last Modified:06 Jan 2016 17:58

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