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Collaborative Rover Operations and Planetary Science Analysis System based on Distributed Remote and Interactive Virtual Environments

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 607177

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2014

  • End date

    31 December 2016

Funded under:

FP7-SPACE

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 586 759

  • EU contribution

    € 2 493 427

Coordinated by:

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV

Germany

Objective

CROSS DRIVE targets on creating the foundations for collaborative distributed virtual workspaces for European space science. Space exploration missions have produced huge data sets of potentially immense value for research as well as planning and operating future missions. However, currently expert teams, data and tools are fragmented, leaving little scope for unlocking this value through collaborative activities.

The question of how to improve data analysis and exploitation of space-based observations can be answered by providing and standardizing new methods and systems for collaborative scientific visualisation and data analysis, and space mission planning and operation. This will not only allow scientist to work together, with each other's data and tools, but importantly to do so between missions. The consortium brings together unprecedented expertise from space science, scientific visualisation, virtual reality and collaborative systems. The proposed collaborative workspace encompasses various advanced technological solutions to coordinate central storage, processing and 3D visualization strategies in collaborative immersive virtual environments, to support space data analysis.

A specific focus is given to the preparation of the ExoMars 2016 TGO and 2018 rover missions. Three case studies will demonstrate the utility of the workspaces for European space science: Mars atmospheric data analysis, rovers landing site characterization and rover target selection during its real-time operations. The use cases will exploit state-of-the-art science data sets and they will be constructed in view of the ESA ExoMars missions’ scenarios. Impact on beneficiaries will be maximised both through providing an expandable backbone and reusable standardisation and tools, and three levels of workspace for: scientists directly engaged; other external scientists; and the public.
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Coordinator

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV

Address

Linder Hoehe
51147 Koeln

Germany

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 890 486

Administrative Contact

Uliana Eckler (Ms)

Participants (6)

THE UNIVERSITY OF SALFORD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 406 160

AEROSPACE LOGISTICS TECHNOLOGY ENGINEERING COMPANY SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 292 422

THALES ALENIA SPACE ITALIA SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 271 499

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI ASTROFISICA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 261 420

INSTITUT ROYAL D'AERONOMIE SPATIALEDE BELGIQUE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 307 000

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION TOHOKU UNIVERSITY

Japan

EU Contribution

€ 64 440

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 607177

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2014

  • End date

    31 December 2016

Funded under:

FP7-SPACE

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 586 759

  • EU contribution

    € 2 493 427

Coordinated by:

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV

Germany

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