Augmented Reality Application for Maintenance, Inventory and Stowage (ARAMIS) - 03.29.17

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Science Objectives for Everyone
The Augmented Reality Application for Maintenance, Inventory and Stowage (ARAMIS) investigation demonstrates use of augmented reality technology to improve efficiency of operations aboard the space station. Crew time is a precious resource in space and this frees up more time for scientific research. The demonstration uses a single portable device to run preventive maintenance and stowage management or hardware searches.
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The following content was provided by Giuseppe Lentini, and is maintained in a database by the ISS Program Science Office.
Experiment Details

OpNom: Augmented Reality

Principal Investigator(s)
Giuseppe Lentini, Thales Alenia Space Italia S.p.A., Italy

Elena Afelli, ALTEC S.p.A., Italy

Thales Alenia Space Italia S.p.A., Torino, Italy
ALTEC S.p.A., Torino, Italy
Altran Italia S.p.A, Torino, Italy

Sponsoring Space Agency
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Sponsoring Organization
Italian Space Agency (ASI)

Research Benefits
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ISS Expedition Duration
April 2017 - February 2018

Expeditions Assigned

Previous Missions
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Experiment Description

Research Overview

  • One of the most important resources to manage and optimize on board the International Space Station (ISS) is the crew time for scientific research and maintenance activities.
  • The Augmented Reality Application for Maintenance, Inventory and Stowage (ARAMIS) investigation aims to verify the usage of the Augmented Reality during the execution of standard activities, such as maintenance tasks and stowage management operations, to better understand the applicability and benefits of this technology on board the ISS.
  • The main objective of the ARAMIS investigation is to demonstrate that the usage of the Augmented Reality can improve the efficiency of the onboard operations, by having all the required information for tasks located in one device only.
  • Normally, crew operations are executed by crew members by using procedures, messages, and logs in paper copy, or via laptops, with the limit of changing different views on a relatively small screen. Additionally, the focus of the user needs to be changed between the working area, and the laptop, to read/verify information.

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Space Applications
Augmented reality technology advances the development of better ways to plan and execute crew operations onboard the International Space Station, and future spacecraft. This can improve efficiency of operations and saves the crew time.

Earth Applications
The Earth Applications for this investigation have yet to be identified.

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Operational Requirements and Protocols

  • The ARAMIS protocol is designed to be executed by European astronaut Paolo Nespoli, during his next mission aboard ISS; no specific spacing is required from the execution of one scenario, to the other.
  • ARAMIS does not interface with ISS systems (meaning no telemetry, nor telecommanding are required).
  • Only the questionnaire once filled by Paolo Nespoli is downloaded by NASA Space Station Computer (SSC).

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Decadal Survey Recommendations

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Results/More Information

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Related Websites
ARAMIS information from the Italian Space Agency (ASI)

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