Accession Number : ADA232097


Title :   Large Space Structures Fielding Plan


Descriptive Note : Final technical rept.


Corporate Author : CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL


Personal Author(s) : Lozar, Charles C ; Smith, Alvin ; Brackens, Andre N


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a232097.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1991


Pagination or Media Count : 54


Abstract : As the U.S. space program advances, there will be a need for large space structures (LSS) to support different space missions. Construction of extraterrestrial base or extraterrestrial LSS, whether in orbit or on the surface of another body, requires the preparation and execution of exquisitely detailed plans. Requirements for the LSS -- the high degree of reliability, the interface with other nodes of the overall operation, and effective contingency plans -- all point to the many integration activities that must occur before and during construction. This study develops the preliminary plan for identifying efforts that will be required for LSS construction to support future Army initiatives in space (including space defense systems). It provides a logical sequence of steps that can be followed whether the LSS are to be platforms (unmanned) or Stations (unmanned). The complexity of this fielding plan suggested that an automated version would make it easier to implement. Such computer programs should consist of a hierarchical, multiple-track format and should be designed to serve developers at the top level (overall management scheme) to lower levels (detailed, engineer usable information).


Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMS , MANAGEMENT , SPACE ENVIRONMENTS , SPACE SYSTEMS , CONSTRUCTION , SPACE DEFENSE , SPACE SCIENCES , LOW LEVEL , ARMY , SPACE MISSIONS , HIGH RELIABILITY , SPACECRAFT , INTEGRATION


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Astronautics
      Unmanned Spacecraft
      Manned Spacecraft


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE