D6.9 Training Scenario and Evaluation Plan for Space

This document describes iteration 2 of the training scenario and evaluation plan for the space industrial case. It assumes access to D6.3 which described the previous “astronaut training” scenario that was tested in Iteration 1 (D6.6). Iteration 2 focuses on important and until-now unaddressed aspects of the space case, such as the challenge during training, or during emergencies, of how to work around the long communication delays and reaction times that occur in full-space missions to the Moon and to Mars.

Planning for iteration 2 can now include more aspects of the complexity of blending the latest generations of “wearable” sensor technologies with previous generations of sensor technologies as certified for use in space suits. In those ways, iteration 2 can leverage the growing maturity of the latest iterations of WEKIT sensor technology, plus recent advances in AR as applied to Smart (AI-compatible) Internet of Things, such as “Augmented Things”, which can become part of possible (beyond-the-state-of-the-art) solutions to a previously-intractable problem: how to anticipate the needs of individual users or teams of users, so that communication delays can be worked around. Iteration 1 used insufficiently-mature technologies that could not easily be combined to address such problems.
The scenario will be tested on the Mars Moon Terrain Demonstrator in ALTEC. A step-by-step procedure to simulate the preparation of a rover before starting an exploration mission has been created by ALTEC team. The scenario will allow to test the new versions of the WEKIT recorder and player. Moreover, in Iteration 2, a particular attention will be given to capturing the differences in performance between the WEKIT methodology and the non-WEKIT methodology.
Iteration 2 looks at the anticipation-of-need scenario in the context of space versions of “Field Service Maintenance”, FSM, specifically maintenance activities for coming exploratory missions on Mars or Moon surface. This document is composed of three chapters. Chapter 1 describes the scenario and the context of the maintenance activities that will be taken into account. Chapter 2 describes the use case in more details with a particular focus on the location and procedures. Chapter 3 describes how the scenario will be analysed.