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Digi Case Studies Wireless Module Transforms NASA Robot into Space Station Crew

Wireless Module Transforms NASA Robot into Space Station Crew

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Wireless Module Transforms NASA Robot into Space Station Crew
Wireless Module Transforms NASA Robot into Space Station Crew
Wireless Module Transforms NASA Robot into Space Station Crew
Wireless Module Transforms NASA Robot into Space Station Crew
Transportation
Maintenance
Product Development
Wi-Fi
The second-generation Robonaut, Robonaut 2 is a torso bolted to a pedestal and is connected to the station with wires for power and control. NASA wanted a solution to make the robot wireless so that it can move freely throughout the station and be more useful, and save astronauts' precious time.
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NASA is the agency of the United States Federal Government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research, with more than 17,000 employees.
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NASA installed Digi International's ConnectCore wireless module to Wi-Fi enable the Robonaut. The wireless module, qualified for industrial environments, passed a rigorous set of tests to ensure it could survive in outer space.
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Real-time robot performance data
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IOT
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Cutting Edge (technology has been on the market for < 2 years)
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Remote Control - Real-time visibility, monitoring, and control of Robonaut further saves astronauts' time.
Remote Device Diagnostics - Real-time status reports enable NASA control team members to remotely diagnose the status of the robot.
Data Aggregation - Cloud solutions enable aggregation of 'big data' to enable more robust analysis and lower costs.
Hardware
IoT power supplies include traditional, thin-film and printed batteries, energy harvesting modules, flexible photovoltaic panels and thermoelectric sources.
Technologies that enable legacy devices and other systems to connect to the IoT. They integrate technologies and protocols for networking.
Products used by end users that contain IoT technologies. Examples include enabled equipment, wearables, hand-held scanners, and tracking devices.
Software
IoT analytics includes real-time or edge computing and batch analysis. Analytics can be behavioral, descriptive, predictive, or prescriptive.
Services
IoT hardware consultancies provide services such as solution specification, product design, connectivity setup, and partner identification.
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