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    • DOTNET Framework Design Environment for System Integration of Planetary Probe Payload Sensors and Interplanetary Trajectory Optimization 

      Schreck, Keith; Papadopoulos, Periklis; Subrahmanyam, Prabhakar (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-06-24)
      An engineering level system analysis based on the mission requirements and a web based design environment has been developed specifically for planetary in-situ instrumentation. The software architecture is linked to a ...
    • Engineering Considerations in Design of High Temperature Electronics for Planetary Probes 

      Peltz, Leora; Frampton, R.; Rubin, S.; Andrews, T.; Hussain, T. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-06-25)
      Low weight and high reliability are primary goals in scientific exploration space missions. Many mission concepts involve probes operating at high ambient temperatures for various lengths of time. In these cases, ...
    • Entry & Descent System for the Exomars Mission 

      Beziat, Frederic; Arfi, Patrick (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-06-25)
      In the frame of the Aurora Exploration Program, ESA initiated the design phase of the development for the ExoMars mission. Thales Alenia Space-France led consortium was awarded the contract for design, development and ...
    • Entry, Descent, and Landing System Design for the Mars Gravity Biosatellite 

      Korzun, Ashley M.; Smith, Brandon P.; Yu, Chi-Yau; Hartzell, Christine M.; Hott, Kyle B.; Place, Laura A.; Braun, Robert D.; Martinelli, Scott K. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-06-26)
      Mars Gravity Biosatellite is a novel program aimed at providing data on the effects of partial gravity on mammalian physiology. A collaboration between MIT and Georgia Tech, this student-developed free-flyer spacecraft ...
    • The Evolution of the MSL Heatshield 

      Driver, David M.; Slimko, Eric M.; Beck, Robin A. S. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-06-26)
      The MSL entry vehicle will be experiencing aerothermal environments that no previous Mars entry vehicle has seen, and as such, will require a heatshield that no previous Mars entry vehicle has flown. Early assessments of ...
    • ExoMars Entry and Descent Science 

      Ball, Andrew J.; Ferri, Francesca (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-06-26)
      The entry, descent and landing of ExoMars offer a rare (once-per-mission) opportunity to perform in situ investigation of the martian environment over a wide altitude range. We present an initial assessment of the atmospheric ...
    • ExoMars Mission Analysis and Design from Mars Arrival to Landing 

      Anselmi, Alberto; Gittins, David; Northey, David; Luis Cano, Juan; Haya Ramos, Rodrigo; Portigliotti, Stefano (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-06-26)
      ExoMars is ESA's next mission to planet Mars. The project is currently undergoing Phase B2 studies under ESA management. In that context, DEIMOS is responsible for the Mission Analysis support to Thales Alenia Space Italy ...
    • ExoMars: ESA's Mission to Search for Signs of Life on the Red Planet 

      Elfving, A.; Haldemann, A.; Gardini, B.; McCoy, D.; Gianfiglio, G.; Kminek, G.; Vago, Jorge; Baglioni, P.; Trautner, Roland (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-06-26)
      Establishing whether life ever existed, or is still active on Mars today, is one of the outstanding scientific questions of our time. In order to timely address this important goal, within the framework of its Aurora ...
    • ExoMars: The Enhanced Baseline Mission 

      Cassi, Carlo (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-06-26)
      ExoMars is the first mission of the ESA Exploration Programme - Aurora. The mission will demonstrate the feasibility of several key technologies that are necessary to support the European ambitions for future human ...
    • Exploring Venus with Balloons - Science Objectives and Mission Architectures for Small and Medium-Class Missions 

      Hall, Jeffery L.; Baines, Kevin H.; Zahnle, Kevin J.; Limaye, Sanjay; Atreya, Sushil K. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-06-26)
      Following the trailblazing flights of the 1985 twin Soviet VEGA balloons, missions to fly in the skies of Venus have been proposed to both NASA's Discovery Program and ESA's Cosmic Visions amd are currently being planned ...
    • Flood and Planetary Surface Management Satellite "HERMES" 

      Indrajit, Agung; Dalmeir, Michael; Kotsiaros, Stavros; Tesmer, Volker; Gataullin, Yunir (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-06-24)
      HERMES (Highly Enhanced Risk Management Emergency Satellite) is potential European satellite mission for global flood management, being implemented by Technical University Munich and European Space Agency. With its main ...
    • The Future of Space Exploration: Relevance, Return and Relationships 

      Hubbard, G. Scott (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-06-23)
      In this talk I will present my view of the future of space exploration. My premise is that there will be three driving forces that shape the future beyond the current commitment to the Constellation Program. The first force ...
    • High Temperature Mechanisms: A Breakthrough Development 

      Li, Jerry (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-06-21)
    • High Temperature Sensors and Electronics for Venus Missions 

      Hunter, Gary W. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-06-21)
    • Historical Perspectives: Evolution of Recent Mars EDL Systems Development 

      Hines, Erisa K. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-06-24)
      NASA's history of Entry, Descent, and Landing (EDL) -dependent missions has its share of success stories and failures, often both present in any given mission. This paper focuses on the success and failure stories as they ...
    • History of the Discovery of Lightning on Venus and Looking for its Origin 

      Ball, Andrew J.; Ksanfomality, Leonid V. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-06-23)
      Studies of the atmosphere of Venus identified several minor gaseous components whose origin could involve electrical discharges, which produce high pressure and temperature in the discharge stroke. Measurements made by ...
    • Honeybee Robotics Surface Science Tools 

      Zacny, Kris (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-06-24)
      Honeybee Robotics has been developing gas assisted excavation systems and drills/penetrometers for planetary exploration. These systems tend to be simpler and in turn more robust than similar devices powered by electro ...
    • Implementation of Wireless TPS Sensors 

      Atkinson, David; Swanson, Greg; Schlee, Justin (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-06-24)
      The initial development of a wireless TPS sensor system has proposed many inquiries to the requirements and benefits compared to the wired technology presently used for flight. The University of Idaho and NASA Ames have ...
    • In-situ Cryogenic Single-Event Effects Testing of High-Speed SiGe BiCMOS Devices 

      Walker, D. Greg; Black, Jeffrey D.; Pellish, Jonathan A.; Alles, Michael L.; Reed, Robert A.; Ramachandran, Vishwanath (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-06-25)
      We present details of a first-of-a-kind system that has been custom-designed to enable in-situ single-event (SE) testing at cryogenic temperatures. The system is capable of using either liquid nitrogen (LN2, 77K) or liquid ...
    • Instrument Accommodation on the Pioneer Venus and Galileo Probes 

      Bienstock, Bernard J. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-06-24)
      Probe missions afford participating scientists the opportunity to perform in-situ measurements of atmospheric properties as well as planetary and satellite imaging. Extreme environments, limited volumes, modest levels of ...