Robust Lunar Base Architectures Using Distributed Processing Network in Smart Building Blocks

Jiawei Qiu, Sivaperuman Muniyasamy, Sebastian Blanco-Miranda, Abdelrahman Abdelkhalek, Jekan Thangavelautham

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Abtract-In this paper, we explore the possibility of a distributed communication network that permeates the base infrastructure. These structures consist of modular components that can collect, process, store, and communicate information in a distributed fashion. These networks can make localized decisions independently and offload routine maintenance responsibilities from astronauts, improving the efficiency of base operations and overall safety. We examine the technologies and algorithms available to establish a distributed network within modular base building block components. We analyze units embedded with electronics as a potential candidates, as well as a rudimentary plan for an early lunar base. Some projected functions are detailed. We also compare this concept of a 'smart' and conventional lunar bases by simulating plausible catastrophes and examining either base's response.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2023 IEEE Aerospace Conference, AERO 2023
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Electronic)9781665490320
StatePublished - 2023
Event2023 IEEE Aerospace Conference, AERO 2023 - Big Sky, United States
Duration: Mar 4 2023Mar 11 2023

Publication series

NameIEEE Aerospace Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)1095-323X


Conference2023 IEEE Aerospace Conference, AERO 2023
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBig Sky

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science


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