Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Dr. Sofia Ouhbi
Aligned with the UAE Space Strategy 2117, which aims to establish the first inhabitable human on the Martian Surface by 2117, and with the current enthuse toward space tourism, the thesis proposes a novel framework to assimilate the process of requirement specification for a Manned Mission to Mars surface. Deep Space manned missions are unique and characterized by a set of specific requirements that should be elicited from different sources and stakeholders to ensure the missions’ success. In addition, these missions are highly dependent on the software components in the Command and Data Handling System (CDHS), which is used to control the spacecraft and interact with the astronauts. Thesis Contribution consists of: (i) surveying current trends in space system requirements engineering from requirements elicitation to requirements specification; and (ii) introducing a new set of requirements for CDHS in space missions that are related to astronauts, particularly emotional requirements for deep space manned missions, which have not been considered before. Moreover, the contribution introduces a modular requirement model to ensure the modularity and reusability of these requirements in several manned space missions. The thesis contribution will strengthen the position of the UAE as one of the top countries in the world that invest in space sciences.
Al Remeithi, Khalfan Mohamed, "ASSIMILATING REQUIREMENTS SPECIFICATION FOR SPACE MANNED MISSIONS: A NOVEL APPROACH" (2021). Theses. 920.