Distributed Computer Processing Networks for Lunar Bases and Space Stations

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This invention comprises systems and methods for a hyper-redundant distributed computing and communication network that can permeate base infrastructures and heal from local damage. Modular components are used to collect, process, store, and communicate information in a distributed fashion. The networks can make localized decisions independently and offload routine maintenance responsibilities from astronauts, improving the efficiency of base operations and overall safety. This software can be implemented as a control architecture and ecosystem for smart bases (military, army, commercial, etc.), space stations, Moon/Mars bases, and smart infrastructure. 

Hyper-redundancy in distributed computing networks extend the degrees of operational freedom to a large or infinite degree of redundancy. The use of these systems in smart bases, space stations, Moon/Mars bases, and smart infrastructure will improve efficiency, safeguard crews and systems, and help to enable the next generation of orbital habitats and extraterrestrial bases while simultaneously improving the quality of life on Earth through optimized resource management, detailed information collection, and autonomous decision making. This system is further reinforced with self-healing capabilities to address extreme space conditions, such as solar flares and high-energy particles. These self-healing systems are used to autonomously repair software or reorganize resource usage around damaged systems. 

Most of the market for smart networks in applications like the Internet of Things (IoT), Battlefield of Things (BoT), etc. remains on Earth, but there is an increasing demand for related networks in space, on the Moon, and on Mars. Smart infrastructure and space tourism are expected to exhibit large compound annual growth rates, while smart infrastructure and deep space exploration/technology are currently two of the largest relevant markets. 


  • Software for use as a control architecture and ecosystem in smart bases, space stations, and smart infrastructure


  • Hyper-redundant
  • Improves overall safety
  • Heals from local damage
  • Permeates infrastructures
  • Improves efficiency of base operations 
Patent Information:
Contact For More Information:
Tariq Ahmed
Sr Licensing Manager, College of Engineering
The University of Arizona
Lead Inventor(s):
Jekan Thangavelautham
Jackson Qiu
Sivaperuman Muniyasamy