Emerging Application or Methodologies Papers
This paper describes aspects of a project aiming atÂ creating general, flexible and reusable software architecture to address planning problems in space missions. It introduces recent work to realize an open software framework for supporting development of planning and scheduling space applications. The framework, which is named TRF (Timeline-based Representation Framework), aims at supporting application development within different space missions for the European Space Agency (ESA). It is currently being testedÂ on three problem examples, all solved on top of the TRFÂ functionalities. This paper describes the TRFÂ three-layered software architecture and shows how itÂ has been used to deploy a complete application, namedÂ MrSPOCK, an interactive system for Long Term Planning in the Mars Express operational mission.