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An Entry Handbook for the Conceptual Design of Mars Missions
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006-05)
The purpose of this investigation is to investigate trends in Mars entry, descent and landing conceptual mission design and propose a method of presenting this information as a handbook for conceptual design. The premise ...
Mars Entry, Descent, and Landing Parametric Sizing and Design Space Visualization Trades
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006-08)
Entry, descent, and landing (EDL) is a multidimensional, complex problem, which is difficult to visualize in simple plots. The purpose of this work is to develop a systematic visualization scheme that could capture Mars ...
Sizing of an Entry, Descent, and Landing System for Human Mars Exploration
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006-09)
The human exploration of Mars presents many challenges, not least of which is the task of entry, descent, and landing (EDL). Because human-class missions are expected to have landed masses on the order of 40 to 80 metric ...
Challenges of Mars Entry, Descent and Landing
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006-03)
The United States has successfully landed five robotic systems on the surface of Mars. These systems all had landed mass below 0.6 metric tons (t), had landed footprints on the order of hundreds of km and landed at ...
Development of a Planetary Entry System Synthesis Tool for Conceptual Design and Analysis
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-06)
A Planetary Entry Systems Synthesis Tool, with applications to conceptual design and modeling of entry systems has been developed. This tool is applicable to exploration missions that employ entry, descent and landing or ...
Entry Descent and Landing Challenges of Human Mars Exploration
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006-02)
Near-term capabilities for robotic spacecraft include a target of landing 1 - 2 metric ton payloads with a precision of about 10 kilometers, at moderate altitude landing sites (as high as +2 km MOLA). While challenging, ...