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Developing a fault management guidebook for NASA’s deep space robotic missions

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dc.contributor.author Fesq, Lorraine M.
dc.contributor.author Jacome, Raquel W.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-07-20T16:31:30Z
dc.date.available 2016-07-20T16:31:30Z
dc.date.issued 2015-01-05
dc.identifier.citation AIAA Scitech 2015, Kissimee, Florida, January 5-9, 2015 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 14-5039
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/45623
dc.description.abstract NASA designs and builds systems that achieve incredibly ambitious goals, as evidenced by the Curiosity rover traversing on Mars, the highly complex International Space Station orbiting our Earth, and the compelling plans for capturing, retrieving and redirecting an asteroid into a lunar orbit to create a nearby a target to be investigated by astronauts. In order to accomplish these feats, the missions must be imbued with sufficient knowledge and capability not only to realize the goals, but also to identify and respond to off-nominal conditions. Fault Management (FM) is the discipline of establishing how a system will respond to preserve its ability to function even in the presence of faults. In 2012, NASA released a draft FM Handbook in an attempt to coalesce the field by establishing a unified terminology and a common process for designing FM mechanisms. However, FM approaches are very diverse across NASA, especially between the different mission types such as Earth orbiters, launch vehicles, deep space robotic vehicles and human spaceflight missions, and the authors were challenged to capture and represent all of these views. The authors recognized that a necessary precursor step is for each sub-community to codify its FM policies, practices and approaches in individual, focused guidebooks. Then, the sub-communities can look across NASA to better understand the different ways off-nominal conditions are addressed, and to seek commonality or at least an understanding of the multitude of FM approaches. This paper describes the development of the “Deep Space Robotic Fault Management Guidebook,” which is intended to be the first of NASA’s FM guidebooks. Its purpose is to be a field-guide for FM practitioners working on deep space robotic missions, as well as a planning tool for project managers. Publication of this Deep Space Robotic FM Guidebook is expected in early 2015. The guidebook will be posted on NASA’s Engineering Network on the FM Community of Practice website so that it will be available to all NASA projects. Future plans for subsequent guidebooks for the other NASA sub-communities are proposed. 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, 2015 en_US
dc.title Developing a fault management guidebook for NASA’s deep space robotic missions en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US


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