Lunar SmartHab Mission Operations and Crew Day-In-The-Life



Journal Title

Journal ISSN

Volume Title


2023 International Conference on Environmental Systems


Toward the goal of developing realistic models and conducting useful trade studies, researchers, including those in the Resilient ExtraTerrestrial Habitat Institute (RETHi), depend on a shared notional understanding of how a smart planetary habitat (SmartHab) might look and operate. Models must originate from a baseline reference architecture for all mission characteristics. This project qualifies some general assumptions made about the daily activities and objectives of a SmartHab's crew. It provides crew schedules to represent agent actions and availability through a day-in-the-life (DITL) but refrains from defining a concrete mission architecture that might infringe on simulation flexibility . Researchers and designers can use these DITL schedules and the content of this paper as a contextual reference point to inform future projects.


Kenneth Pritchard, Purdue University, USA
Luca Vaccino, Purdue University, USA
Xiaoyu Liu, Purdue University, USA
Dawn Whitaker, Purdue University, USA
Shirley Dyke, Purdue University, USA
Brian Joyal, Purdue University, USA
ICES506: Human Exploration Beyond Low Earth Orbit: Missions and Technologies
The 52nd International Conference on Environmental Systems was held in Calgary, Canada, on 16 July 2023 through 20 July 2023.


Lunar, Space habitats, Mission design