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Paper: ComPASS: A Common Framework for Streamlining Multi-Level Planning Systems from Scientist to Observatory/Spacecraft
Volume: 216, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems IX
Page: 119
Authors: Brooks, T.
Abstract: Current efforts to integrate multiple planning and scheduling subsystems into an end-to-end, scientist-observatory/spacecraft, planning system are handcrafted and very resource intensive. In addition, future spacecraft/observatory configurations such as constellations and multi-observatory ``campaigns'' introduce challenges that require a new approach to planning and scheduling system integration. The Advanced Architectures and Automation Branch of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center has embarked on a multi-year project entitled ComPASS (Common Planning And Scheduling System) with the goal of producing a common framework for end-to-end collaborative planning and scheduling. ComPASS is intended to streamline automation of the planning process and enable general application of automated collaborative planning technologies. During NASA FY99, the ComPASS project has developed the infrastructure for plan distribution/collaboration, a common plan representation, and interfaces to existing components. The first set of components to be integrated include an extended version of Goddard's Scientist's Expert Assistant (SEA) science client, ASPEN - a planner/scheduler from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), and Satellite Toolkit (STK) from Analytical Graphics, Inc.
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