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Next generation simulation framework for robotic and human space missions

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dc.contributor.author Cameron, Jonathan M.
dc.contributor.author Balaram, J.
dc.contributor.author Jain, Abhinandan
dc.contributor.author Kuo, Calvin
dc.contributor.author Lim, Christopher
dc.contributor.author Myint, Steven
dc.date.accessioned 2013-06-12T18:21:42Z
dc.date.available 2013-06-12T18:21:42Z
dc.date.issued 2012-09-11
dc.identifier.citation AIAA 2012 Space Conference & Exposition, Pasadena, California, Septemer 11-13, 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 12-4064
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/43250
dc.description.abstract The Dartslab team at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) has a long history of developing physics-based simulations based on the Darts/Dshell simulation framework that have been used to simulate many planetary robotic missions, such as the Cassini spacecraft and the rovers that are currently driving on Mars. Recent collaboration efforts between the Dartslab team at JPL and the Mission Operations Directorate (MOD) at NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) have led to significant enhancements to the Dartslab DSENDS software framework. The new version of DSENDS is now being used for new planetary mission simulations at JPL. JSC is using DSENDS as the foundation for a suite of software known as COMPASS that is the basis for their new human space mission simulations and analysis. In this paper, we will describe the collaborative process with the JPL Dartslab and the JSC MOD team that resulted in the redesign and enhancement of the DSENDS software. We will outline the improvements in DSENDS that simplify creation of new high-fidelity robotic/spacecraft simulations. We will illustrate how DSENDS simulations are assembled and show results from several mission simulations. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2012. en_US
dc.subject DSENDS (Dynamics Simulator for Entry, Descent and Surface landing), en_US
dc.subject Darts/Dshell en_US
dc.subject Dartslab en_US
dc.title Next generation simulation framework for robotic and human space missions en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US


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