Integrating Planning and Scheduling in the ISS Fluid Science Laboratory Domain

Cesta, A., De Benedictis, R., Orlandini, A., Rasconi, R., Carotenuto, L., and Ceriello, A.

In Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Industrial, Engineering and Other Applications of Applied Intelligent Systems (IEA/AIE 2013), pp. 191-201, 2013

This paper describes a Planning and Scheduling Service (Pss) to support the Increment Planning Process for the International Space Station (ISS) payload management. The Pss is described while targeting the planning of experiments in the Fluid Science Laboratory (FSL), an ISS facility managed by Telespazio User Support and Operation Centre (T-USOC) that has been identified as a representative case study due to its complexity. The timeline-based approach inside the Pss is evaluated against realistic planning benchmark problems.