Artificial Intelligence Application to Advanced ECLS Systems 891503
Space Station preliminary design studies examined the role of advanced automation and artificial intelligence to facilitate ECLSS control and diagnostics. Advanced automation techniques using independent embedded controllers were selected for the initial station, especially for centralized processes such as water recovery, air revitalization, and waste management. This paper examines the role that advanced computer capabilities can play to enhance advanced missions such as growth station, Moon and Mars exploration. The benefits of artificial intelligence are presented from both the expert system and learned system perspective.