Astronaut Resource Managing System - ARMS ARMS (Astronaut Resource Managing System) is an application that enables astronauts to visualize and control available resources related to their safety during mining operations. In case of excessive, unexpected consumption of one of the available resources, the system activates requested recovering operations automatically and/or manually. The ARMS conceptual model that serves as basis for various scenarios, interactively rendered in 3D, has been developed during the Space Apps Challenge 2014. The ARMS team spent 31 hours at the KSC (Kennedy Space Center) modeling and rendering the project with strong support by NASA KSC SpaceApps Challenge Volunteers. The ARMS system model takes in account the recommendations came of KSC NASA volunteer experts in Asteroid missions who made themselves available to all the teams involved in the Space Apps Challenge at KSC. The ARMS system model and related simulation have been developed using OPM (Object Process Methodology. Dori, D., 2002), kindly made available by prof. Dov Dori from Technion Israel Institute of Technology. OPM is one of the six systems engineering methodologies recognized by INCOSE. OPM is currently in the process of becoming an ISO 19450 standard and the basis for model-based enterprise standards. It is a formal yet intuitive paradigm for systems architecting, engineering, development, lifecycle support, and evolution. OPM has been used for modeling natural and artificial complex systems, where artificial ones might comprise humans, physical objects, hardware, software, regulations, and information. As its name suggests, the two basic building blocks in OPM are (stateful) objects - things that exist (possibly at some state), and processes - things that transform objects by creating or destroying them, or by changing their state.

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The main goal of the project is providing astronauts with a multipurpose system that enables monitoring the exact amount of resources available through a unique hardware and software interface consisting of a Flexible OLED display integrated into the suit right arm. The scenario has been developed since the early design stage using OPM (Object Process Methodology, Dori, D., 2002) and it has been also modeled in 3D through Unity 3D. It consists of a miner astronaut, who, during and after mining operations conducted over the surface of an asteroid, monitors her or his own resource availability (oxygen level and suit power supply charge) together with the rover loading capacity and the supply depot through the same interface - a Flexible OLED display integrated into the suit right arm. When resources become scarce, the system activates an emergency action alerting the astronaut via the OLED Display related level blinking. When raw materials mined are delivered to the related sites, the system allows the optimal allocation of resources.

Project Information

License: GNU General Public License version 3.0 (GPL-3.0)

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ARMS (Astronaut Resource Managing System) -
ARMS - Demo, Web Player -
OPM System Model Analysis Document -
OPM System Model .opx -
Enterprise Systems Modeling Laboratory (ESML) Technion Israel Institute of Technology -


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