Development Status of Logistics Reduction Technologies for Exploration Missions

dc.creatorBroyan, James
dc.creatorEwert, Michael
dc.creatorMcKinley, Melissa
dc.creatorFink, Patrick
dc.creatorBadger, Julia
dc.creatorLee, Jeffrey
dc.date.accessioned2020-07-24T14:55:30Z
dc.date.available2020-07-24T14:55:30Z
dc.date.issued2020-07-31
dc.descriptionJames Broyan, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), US
dc.descriptionMichael Ewert, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), US
dc.descriptionMelissa McKinley, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), US
dc.descriptionPatrick Fink, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), US
dc.descriptionJulia Badger, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), US
dc.descriptionJeffrey Lee, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), US
dc.descriptionICES304: Physio-Chemical Life Support- Waste Management Systems- Technology and Process Development
dc.descriptionThe proceedings for the 2020 International Conference on Environmental Systems were published from July 31, 2020. The technical papers were not presented in person due to the inability to hold the event as scheduled in Lisbon, Portugal because of the COVID-19 global pandemic.en_US
dc.description.abstractTechnologies that reduce logistical mass, volume, and the crew time dedicated to logistics management are important for both lunar focused Artemis missions and future Mars transit missions. NASA’s Advanced Exploration Systems’ Logistics Reduction project is developing technologies that can benefit a wide range of exploration missions. Logistics reduction technologies include improvements to compact toilets for efficient waste collection and trash compaction with stabilization which will maintain hygienic habitable volumes as consumables are converted to waste products. Gateway and Artemis missions will both consist of periodic crewed periods separated by substantial periods of dormancy. Assembly of a Mars transit vehicle also consist of periodic crewed and longer uncrewed mission phases. Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) autonomous tracking and localization will relieve the crew of inventory management duties, especially important during the time critical crew periods, and ensure the correct items are transferred between visiting elements, especially those destined for disposal. Inventory tracking combined with the ability to robotically manipulate cargo enables beneficial scenarios of configuring exploration habitats before the crew arrives, or after they depart, thereby allowing increased focus on science and other mission objectives. Robotic cargo manipulation is also extensible to wider habitat maintenance applications. This paper provides a status of the technologies being developed, maps them to exploration mission technology gaps and enhancements, and explains where they will be validated.
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dc.identifier.otherICES_2020_416
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2346/86306
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisher2020 International Conference on Environmental Systems
dc.subjectWaste
dc.subjectLogistics
dc.subjectAutonomous
dc.titleDevelopment Status of Logistics Reduction Technologies for Exploration Missions
dc.typePresentation

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