Autonomous Flight Manager for Human-in-the-Loop Immersive Simulation and Flight Test of Terrestrial Rockets

PI: Rick Loffi, Draper Laboratory Inc., John Carter (Co-I), NASA/Armstrong Flight Research Center

An important element of any future autonomous landing systems will be an Autonomous Flight Manager (AFM) and how this system interacts with mission and/or crew operators. Previous program experience has shown that flight demonstration of this technology is critical to providing the necessary level of trusted autonomy for inclusion. Draper proposes to develop an AFM technology payload and an operator/pilot ground control station for immersive simulation and pilot-in-the-loop control demonstration for NASA and commercial aerospace suborbital reusable launch vehicles.

Technology Areas (?)
  • TA04 Robotics, Tele-Robotics and Autonomous Systems
Problem Statement

No information available.

Technology Details

  • Selection Date
    NRA-1-APP-A (Jul 2012)
  • Program Status
  • Current TRL (?)
    TRL 3
    Successful FOP Flights
  • 0 sRLV

Development Team

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