Recent Submissions

  • Using Systems Engineering to Develop Responsive Logistics for Future Space Missions 

    Bennett, Gisele; O'Neill, Gary S. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-11-09)
    The goal of establishing a long term manned presence on the Moon and eventual exploration of Mars brings the practice of logistics to a whole new level. We describe an approach to logistics as a 'system of systems' that ...
  • System Architecture Tools and Assumptions 

    Reeves, David M.; Scher, Michael D.; Shidner, Jeremy; Thomas, Paige D.; Bucher, Dean; Roithmayr, Carlos (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-11-09)
    Discussion of various system architecture tools and assumptions available to modify existing architectures for new requirements and mission objectives. This study started from proven Apollo concept and adjusted it for new ...
  • Crew Launch Vehicle (CLV) Independent Performance Evaluation 

    Young, David Anthony; Krevor, Zachary C.; Tanner, Christopher; Thompson, Robert W.; Wilhite, Alan W. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-11-09)
    The crew launch vehicle is a new NASA launch vehicle design proposed by the Exploration Systems Architecture Study (ESAS) to provide reliable transportations of humans and cargo from the earth’s surface to low earth orbit ...
  • Designing Sustainable Launch Systems: Flexibility, Lock-In and System Evolution 

    Silver, Matthew; De Weck, Olivier (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-11-09)
    NASA has recently made the decision to develop a heavy lift launch system with Shuttle- Derived components, but myriad questions remain about technical design and development strategy. The complexity of heavy lift launch ...
  • The Apollo Lunar Orbit Rendezvous Architecture Decision Revisited 

    Reeves, David M.; Scher, Michael D.; Wilhite, Alan W.; Stanley, Douglas O. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-11-09)
    The 1962 Apollo architecture mode decision process was revisited with modern analysis and systems engineer tools to determine driving selection criteria and technology/operational mode design decisions that may be used ...
  • Mars-back Approach to Moon-Mars Exploration System Commonality 

    Wooster, Paul D.; Hofstetter, Wilfried; Crawley, Edward F. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-11-09)
    The Mars-back approach entails the development of a common system for the exploration of Moon and Mars by first looking at the requirements placed upon the system by the Mars exploration case and then projecting the ...