In this paper, we propose a conceptual framework and reference architecture for space production systems (SPS). A review of the existing digital architecture approaches and standards for space systems identifies a number of potential avenues. Based on identified gaps, we extend one of these standards to meet production system requirements and define a reference architecture for space production systems. An initial design is presented, then validated through implementation in a self-contained ground-based robotic demonstration cell that can assemble a variety of hexagonal panels into a number of different designs.
Sanderson, D., Brown, A., Leadbetter, J., Gordon, A., Shires, E., Ratchev, S., & Bae. (2022). Reference Architecture for Space Production Systems. In 9th European Conference for Aeronautics and Space Sciences