Научная аппаратура «Система координатной привязки с использованием «умных полок»Dear visitors to the Korolev Planet web site,

I'm Oleg Kononenko, commander of the crew of Expedition Fifty Eight to the International Space Station, and I am going to tell you today about scientific equipment called the System for Locating Objects with the Use of Smart Shelves, which I have recently installed inside the Mini Research Module 1.
This piece of scientific equipment called SLO-SS (or just ‘smart shelves’) was developed within the framework of the Russian experiment Vizir, the principal investigator for which is RSC Energia.
This piece of equipment is intended for automatic identification and storage of medical drugs onboard the ISS RS with a very high degree of accuracy. It will enable the cosmonauts to quickly locate the required drug, as well as to get complete information about its administration, dose and shelf life.
There is a similar system on the US segment of the ISS, but thanks to know-how used by Russian specialists, the accuracy of scanning by Russian ‘smart shelves' is significantly higher, 99.8%.

You can see a rack consisting of four individual shelves. Inside each shelf there are special plates with RFID tags, the so called storage units. While they are still on Earth these plates will have blister cards with drugs stowed in them. The ‘Smart Shelf’ scans the RFID tag on the plate (using an antenna that is built into each of the four shelves), identifies the object and records it in the database.
You see the close-up view of the ‘Smart Shelves’. At present they are powered up, all of them are active. All the data coming from the shelves are displayed in a special app on a tablet computer. Currently stowed in the shelves are test storage units which don’t contain any actual medicines.
Now I’m going to take off the shelf one of the storage units to show how the Smart Shelf works.
That’s what the plate, to which the medicines will be attached, looks like. I took out storage unit No.230. Now I’m closing the door. After that the shelf starts taking inventory of the objects inside it. This process is accompanied by blinking of LEDs next to the shelves numbers. This takes some time.
So, LEDs are now on continuously, which means that the Smart Shelf has finished identifying the objects stored in it. Let me remind you that I removed from the third shelf storage unit Number 230. Now we are going to check this using the app.
We can see that the shelf has correctly identified the locations of all the plates with RFID tags, and also indicated that there is no longer any storage unit No.230 on the third shelf.
Thanks to this technology we can check the contents of the medicine box from any place within the station. For example, while I am in the Service Module, I can run the app on any tablet or laptop and see the information that I need.
This is very convenient. There is no need to take out the medicine box, to rummage through it for this or that medicine, to look for information about shelf life expiry, directions for use - all of this is displayed on the tablet screen. This also makes it possible to quickly draw up a request to Earth for missing medicines.
At present, the new technology is going to be tried out on the onboard medicine box. It is planned that down the road such ‘smart shelves’ will be used for keeping inventory and storing all the cargoes onboard the ISS..

Научная аппаратура «Система ко...
Научная аппаратура «Система координатной привязки с использованием «умных полок»

 

 

 

 

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