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Model-based spacecraft and mission design for the evaluation of technology

Bieber, Ben S. and Ong, Chester and Needham, Jennifer M. and Huo, Bing and Magee, Angela C. and Montouri, Craig S. and Ko, Chi Won and Peterson, Craig E. (2006) Model-based spacecraft and mission design for the evaluation of technology. In: 2006 IEEE Aerospace Conference proceedings. IEEE Aerospace Conference Proceedings. IEEE , Piscataway, NJ, pp. 4475-4484. ISBN 0-7803-9545-X.

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In order to meet the future vision of robotic missions, engineers will face intricate mission concepts, new operational approaches, and technologies that have yet to be developed. The concept of smaller, model driven projects helps this transition by including life-cycle cost as part of the decision making process. For example, since planetary exploration missions have cost ceilings and short development periods, heritage flight hardware is utilized. However, conceptual designs that rely solely on heritage technology will result in estimates that may not be truly representative of the actual mission being designed and built. The Laboratory for Spacecraft and Mission Design (LSMD) at the California Institute of Technology is developing integrated concurrent models for mass and cost estimations. The purpose of this project is to quantify the infusion of specific technologies where the data would be useful in guiding technology developments leading up to a mission. This paper introduces the design-to-cost model to determine the implications of various technologies on the spacecraft system in a collaborative engineering environment. In addition, comparisons of the benefits of new or advanced technologies for future deep space missions are examined.

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Additional Information:© 2006 IEEE. Date of Current Version: 24 July 2006. The research described in this paper was carried out by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under a contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. In addition the authors would like to thank Mr. Craig E. Peterson, Director of the Laboratory of Spacecraft and Mission Design (LSMD); Carolyn Ash and Carol Casey, Director and Assistant Director of the Student-Faculty Programs Office, respectively; and Dr. James A. Cutts and his staff, Chief Tech
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Official Citation:Bieber, B.S.; Ong, C.; Needham, J.M.; Huo, B.; Magee, A.C.; Montouri, C.S.; Chi Won Ko; Peterson, C.E.; , "Model-based spacecraft and mission design for the evaluation of technology," Aerospace Conference, 2006 IEEE , vol., no., pp.10 pp., 0-0 0 doi: 10.1109/AERO.2006.1656159 URL:
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