Identification of Appropriate Level of Automation for Biomass Production Systems within an Advanced Life Support System

Sukwon Kang, Yuriko Ozaki, K. C. Ting, A. J. Both

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Abstract

Identification of appropriate level of automation is necessary in order to reduce crew labor requirement in the Biomass Production System (BPS) of an Advance Life Support System(ALSS) for long-term human space mission. This study has been conducted by modifying an existing object-oriented BPS model developed by the New Jersey NASA Specialized Center Of Research and Training (NJ-NSCORT). The modified model incorporates various types of mechanized equipment, automated machines, and/or robots with updated biomass production data. The model is used to simulate different combinations of crop mix/scheduling, cultural tasks, production space layout/material flow, labor/resource requirement and crew/machine interactions to investigate the effects of mechanization, automation, and robotics systems (MARS) on crew time requirements and other costs estimated in equivalent system mass. This simulation result will lead to the recommendation of level of automation needed for biomass production.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages925-936
Number of pages12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2000
Event2000 ASAE Annual International Meeting, Technical Papers: Engineering Solutions for a New Century - Milwaukee, WI., United States
Duration: Jul 9 2000Jul 12 2000

Other

Other2000 ASAE Annual International Meeting, Technical Papers: Engineering Solutions for a New Century
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMilwaukee, WI.
Period7/9/007/12/00

Keywords

  • Bioregenerative life support
  • Modeling
  • Object oriented programming

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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