Published: 
Dec 13, 2019

Amendment 58: Release of final text for E.5 Applied Information Systems Research: Autonomous Robotics Research for Ocean Worlds.

Amendment 58 releases final text and announces due dates for E.5 Applied Information Systems Research: Autonomous Robotics Research for Ocean Worlds.

The Applied Information Systems Research (AISR) program that seeks innovative ideas for applying advanced information and related technologies to increase life cycle effectiveness and efficiency of SMD programs. This DRAFT for community comment is for an instance called Autonomous Robotics Research for Ocean Worlds (ARROW) to develop autonomy software systems to significantly increase the robustness and productivity of future Ocean Worlds lander missions.

Specifically, ARROW would seek functional and system-level autonomous capabilities for future Ocean Worlds lander missions that:

  1. increase the productivity of surface science operations;
  2. reduce the frequency of ground control contact and uplink/downlink command cycles necessary for surface science operations; and
  3. enable autonomous adaptation to spacecraft faults, degradations, failures or other unexpected conditions.

Mandatory Step-1 proposals are due January 20, 2020 and the Step-2 proposals are due March 20, 2020.

Point of contact concerning this program is Carolyn Mercer who may be reached at cmercer@nasa.gov.