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Generalized Multicommodity Network Flow Model for the Earth–Moon–Mars Logistics System
Simple logistics strategies such as “carry-along” and Earth-based “resupply” were sufficient for past human space programs. Next-generation space logistics paradigms are expected to be more complex,Expand
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Expected science return of spatially-extended in-situ exploration at small Solar system bodies
The recent decadal survey report for planetary science (compiled by the National Research Council) has prioritized three main areas for planetary exploration: (1) the characterization of the earlyExpand
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Statistical hazard detection using shadows for small robotic landers/hoppers
Small robotic vehicles are limited in mass and computational resources. To enable future missions, new methods that provide hazard detection while reducing the mass and computational load fromExpand
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Review and Synthesis of Considerations in Architecting Heterogeneous Teams of Humans and Robots for Optimal Space Exploration
Human-robot systems will play a critical role in space exploration, should NASA embark on missions to the Moon and Mars. A unified framework to optimally leverage the capabilities of humans andExpand
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An Integrated Traverse Planner and Analysis Tool for Planetary Exploration
Future planetary explorations will require surface traverses of unprecedented frequency, length, and duration. As a result, there is need for exploration support tools to maximize productivity,Expand
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Evaluation of a Surface Exploration Traverse Analysis and Navigation Tool
SEXTANT is an extravehicular activity (EVA) mission planner tool developed in MATLAB, which computes the most efficient path between waypoints across a planetary surface. The traverse efficiency canExpand
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Next-Generation Maneuvering System with Control-Moment Gyroscopes for Extravehicular Activities Near Low-Gravity Objects
Looking ahead to the human exploration of Mars, NASA is planning for exploration of near-Earth asteroids and the Martian moons. Performing tasks near the surface of such low-gravity objects willExpand
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ASTRONAUT BIO-SUIT SYSTEM TO ENABLE PLANETARY EXPLORATION
The Bio-Suit System concept is designed to revolutionize human space exploration by providing enhanced astronaut extravehicular activity (EVA) locomotion and performance, based on the idea of aExpand
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Design of Power Systems for Extensible Surface Mobility Systems on the Moon and Mars
This paper presents the power system model description and sample studies for extensible surface mobility systems on the Moon and Mars. The mathematical model of power systems for planetary vehiclesExpand
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