Space Construction Animator: Functional Requirements

by Walter E. Rodriguez-Ramos, Georgia Tech, United States,
Barney Jones, Georgia Tech, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Engineering, Construction, and Operations in Space


This paper explores the idea of developing integrated design/construction tools. In order to develop suitable computer graphics integrated tools for space construction operations, the functional requirements for those tools must first be determined. The development of comprehensive functional requirements for one such class of tools, namely, space construction animation systems, involves an assessment of existing technological trends as well as an understanding of future needs of this technology. The need for improved forms of communication between parties involved in construction suggest the need for a dynamic (animated) representation of construction processes. For remotely monitored processes simply providing critical information in an easily, and quickly understood format could aid the space construction manager in anticipating interference and other critical conditions.

Subject Headings: Construction equipment | Space construction | Space stations | Space exploration | Information management | Graphic methods | Imaging techniques | Automation

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