Nebulae: A Proposed Concept of Operation for Deep Space Computing Clouds. Vander Hook, J., Castillo-Rogez, J., Doyle, R., Stegun-Vaquero, T., Hare, T. M., Kirk, R. L., Bekker, D., Cocoros, A., & Fox, V. In Proceedings of the IEEE Aerospace Conference, Montana, USA, 2020.
abstract   bibtex   
In this paper, we describe an ongoing multi-center study in using emplaced computational resources such as high- volume storage and fast processing to enable instruments to gather and store much more data than would normally be possible, even if it cannot be downlinked to earth in any reasonable time. The primary focus of the study is designing science pipelines for on-site summarization, archival for future downlink, and multi- sensor fusion. A secondary focus is on providing support for increasingly-autonomous systems, including mapping, planning, and multi-robot collaboration. Key to both of these concepts is treating the spacecraft not as an autonomous agent, but as an interactive batch processor, which allows us to avoid quantum leaps in machine intelligence required to realize the designs. Our goal is to discuss preliminary results and technical directions for the community, and identify promising new opportunities for multi-sensor-fusion with the help of planetary researchers.
@inproceedings{hook2020aeroconf,
	title = {Nebulae: A Proposed Concept of Operation for Deep Space Computing Clouds},
	author = {Vander Hook, Joshua and Castillo-Rogez, Julei and Doyle, Richard, and Stegun-Vaquero, Tiago and Hare, Trent M. and Kirk, Randolf L. and Bekker, Dmitriy and Cocoros, Alice and Fox, Valerie},
	booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE Aerospace Conference},
	year = {2020},
  address = {Montana, USA},
  project = {mosaic},
  abstract = {In this paper, we describe an ongoing multi-center study in using emplaced computational resources such as high- volume storage and fast processing to enable instruments to gather and store much more data than would normally be possible, even if it cannot be downlinked to earth in any reasonable time. The primary focus of the study is designing science pipelines for on-site summarization, archival for future downlink, and multi- sensor fusion. A secondary focus is on providing support for increasingly-autonomous systems, including mapping, planning, and multi-robot collaboration. Key to both of these concepts is treating the spacecraft not as an autonomous agent, but as an interactive batch processor, which allows us to avoid quantum leaps in machine intelligence required to realize the designs. Our goal is to discuss preliminary results and technical directions for the community, and identify promising new opportunities for multi-sensor-fusion with the help of planetary researchers.},
}

Downloads: 0