2022 Lunar ISRU Performance Model


University of Central Florida


The ISRU (In Situ Resource Utilization) Performance team created a discrete event simulation for lunar resources and the intended harvester and refinery systems.  The simulation includes rover transit times, raw material locations, material characteristic (depth, % water, travel time) prospecting systems and beneficiation systems.  This allows investigation of ISRU system performance and associated sensitivities to resource locations, resource quality, deployed systems and overall process time. 

Project Team

Jermaine Anderson
Christian Betancourt
Donald Harkins
Nabil Issa
Paul Stuckey