Educational NASA Project: Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity at a Mobile Lunar Base

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Information & Security: An International Journal, Volume 46, Issue 3, p.321-333 (2020)

Keywords:

artificial intelligence, Cybersecurity, mobile lunar base, NASA, simulation exploration experience, space computing simulations

Abstract:

The article presents research and numerical experiments related to the participation of authors and students from Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy in the NASA International Program: Simulation Exploration Experience (SEE) 2020 for the creation of computer simulations of federations on the moon. A Mobile Lunar Base has been designed, in which the fol-lowing processes are controlled with Artificial Intelligence: movement of three lunar platforms; control of the biosphere used to produce and purify air, water and food; control of a space airport for transfer of employees, passengers and tourists; control of security systems and a cybersecurity module.

The following simulation and programming tools are used: Specially licensed software from NASA; 3D modeling with SketchUP, Blender and AutoCAD; Java programming. The authors analyze the dangers in the Mobile Lunar Base; the possible methods, ways and means for protection, prevention and dealing with each of the analyzed threats. He article concludes with a summary on the security of the systems for provision of cyber and space security of the Mobile Lunar Base.

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