Automated Policy-based Scheduling for the OCO-3 Mission
Presenting Author: Steve Chien
Organization: Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Cal Inst Tech / NASA
Co-Author(s): A. Yelamanchili, A. Moy, S. Chien, A. Eldering, T. Kurosu, R. Pavlick
Automated scheduling is being deployed for operations of the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-3 (OCO-3). The OCO-3 scheduling process begins with a mostly-automated dynamic science priority assignment that is input to an automated scheduling of area targets, calibration targets, nadir, and glint mode. We describe the priority first area scheduling algorithm as well as use of AI scheduling for instrument callibration operations. Finally we describe fine pointing scheduling techniques relevant to OCO-3 and other missions but not baselined for OCO-3 usage.