S.E.L.E.N.E: System Engineered for Lunar Environment, Navigation, and Exploration

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2021-04-02
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Authors
Morales, Kevin
Wang, Long
Christensen, Fennie
Kim, Arnold
Alfaro, Jennifer
Smith, Brandon
Ergil, Selin
Rincon, Clarissa
Advisor
Shoonover, Maggie
Patterson, Jeremy A.
Parcell, William C.
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Morales, K.; Wang, L.; Christensen, F.; Kim, A.; Alfaro, J.; Smith, B.; Ergil, S.; Rincon, C. 2021. S.E.L.E.N.E: System Engineered for Lunar Environment, Navigation, and Exploration -- In Proceedings: 17th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects. Wichita, KS: Wichita State University

Abstract

Augmented Reality (AR) display technologies utilize computer-generated virtualized content to enhance the observer's perception of the physical environment. This NASA SUITS (Spacesuit User Interface Technologies for Students) challenge proposal considers the limitations of augmented reality and addresses possible solutions for future missions to the Moon, and beyond. The system to address these challenges is SELENE (System Engineered for Lunar Environment, Navigation, and Exploration). The SELENE system, built by a Wichita State University team, enables crew members to be more efficient and effective while reducing cognitive load on the end-user, ultimately increasing crew autonomy. This enhanced autonomy is a result of SELENE's Navigation, Scientific, and EVA informatic systems. For navigation, SELENE provides a 360-degree display ring coupled with AR landmark cues and a surface grid. For the science system, SELENE will enable astronaut to perform complex tasks such as scientific sampling by displaying informative cards within the user's visual display. SELENE's Extravehicular Activity (EVA) system capabilities range from constant consumable monitoring to a standalone mission tracker interface allowing astronauts to be more autonomous. SELENE also offers nonintrusive real-time data synchronization via the Head Mounted Display (HMD) shared between astronauts. This proposal includes the design description, concept operations, testing, project schedule, and project expectation with supported research.

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Presented to the 17th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects (GRASP) held online, Wichita State University, April 2, 2021.
Research completed in the Department of Psychology, Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; College of Innovation and Design; Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering; School of Digital Arts, College of Fine Arts; Department of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering; Department of Geology, Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
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