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Lunar exploration continues to surge. Established by DARPA and managed by the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), the Lunar Operating Guidelines for Infrastructure Consortium (LOGIC) brings together international stakeholders to identify critical lunar infrastructure interoperability and interface needs.
LOGIC works closely with NASA’s Lunar Surface Innovation Initiative (LSII) and Lunar Surface Innovation Consortium (LSIC) to accelerate the development of international, consensus-driven technical interoperability standards in areas such as power distribution, communications, relative positioning and navigation methods, lunar surface surveying, and cislunar air and space traffic control.
To build a vibrant and sustainable commercial lunar economy, it is critical to design for interoperability from the start to ensure the interfaces are in place to enable shareable, scalable systems that work together. Utilizing DARPA’s 10-Year Lunar Architecture (LUNA-10) capability study, DARPA has established the Lunar Operating Guidelines for Infrastructure Consortium (LOGIC), bringing together stakeholders from commercial corporations, academia, and government entities to rapidly develop foundation technology concepts and standards for:
LOGIC will facilitate working groups focused on the creation, adoption, and adaptation of technical standards to promote an interoperable lunar economy. This will be an iterative process to consider the impacts of new technologies as they emerge.