Ja'Mar A. WatsonWatson Institute for Scientific Engineering Research
Ja'Mar A. Watson
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Accumulation of knowledge acquired during mission utility analysis, concept development and experimentation, and analytics of mission simulation datasets is leveraged to statistically architect prospective human spaceflight missions to Mars. These include the Martian Mothership, Martian Space Station, and Mars Accreted Reconnaissance Station (MARS)...
This paper presents the concept development and experimentation of human spaceflight missions to Mars. Utilizing Acolytion's Progspexion, analysis of alternatives is performed inclusive of 18 prominent mission concepts with a vast experimentally designed tradespace exploration of crewed Mars mission architecture constituents. Results indicate that,...
This research benchmarks the Mars DRA 5.0 by quantifying its mission utility in satisfying mission objectives derived from human exploration of Mars community consensus. Acolytion's Progspexion is utilized for modeling and simulation of the DRA in determination of potential mission outcomes and computation of crewed mission to Mars metrics. While e...
Presented is a stochastic modeling method enabling rapid yet comprehensive space mission utility simulation. The method facilitates multivariate analysis with concurrent tradespace exploration, risk assessment, and holistic design while simultaneously exploring, assessing, and developing statistically validated concepts of prospective space mission...
Preliminary analysis and design of a mission has profound effects on its lifecycle; yet, mission engineering is a discipline without unanimous definition and implementation. Current mission design philosophies are inadequate due to disaggregated design methods, incomplete mission phasespaces, exclusion of constitutive relations, curtailed tradespac...
Highlights: The methodology garners insights into a human spaceflight mission to Mars, including the need to: (1) institute higher-order architectural redundancy, demanding duplication of mission systems and investigation of transshipment capabilities during interplanetary transit and exploration phases; (2) develop a hierarchy of contingencies for...
Progspexion is a software suite of mission simulators statistically forecasting both crewed and robotic space exploration missions. The suite utilizes stochastic Monte Carlo simulation of missions to account for variability and uncertainty across a vast tradespace and phasespace, inclusive of multifidelity digital constituents of technologies, payl...