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    • 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 ...
    • MER: Stealing Success from the Jaws of Failure 

      Manning, Robert M. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-11-09)
      Describes mission planning and vehicle designs for MER, the Mars Exploration Rovers. The Mars Exploration Rover mission is part of NASA's Mars Exploration Program, a long-term effort of robotic exploration of the red planet. ...
    • NASA's Exploration Architecture 

      Stanley, Douglas O. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-11-09)
      Presentation of NASA’s long and short range plans for space exploration: Complete the International Space Station; Safely fly the Space Shuttle until 2010 ; Develop and fly the Crew Exploration Vehicle no later than 2014 ...
    • National Security Space Enterprise Engineering 

      Hagemeier, Hal (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-11-10)
      Space provides critical capabilities for all sectors of our society. Today's world depends on space capabilities for weather and climate monitoring, remote sensing, scientific investigation and commercial and financial ...
    • Planetary Probe Entry, Descent, and Landing Systems: Technology Advancements, Cost, and Mass Evaluations with Application to Future Titan Exploration Missions 

      Ong, Chester; Bieber, Ben S.; Needham, Jennifer; Huo, Bing; Magee, Angela; Montuori, Craig; Ko, Chiwan; Peterson, Craig (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-11-10)
      Heritage is the double-edged sword in space systems engineering. Reliance on heritage can ensure redundant success but will diminish advancements in science and technology that are integral to the success of future ...
    • Reconstruction of the Genesis Entry 

      Desai, Prasun N.; Aualls, Garry D.; Schoenenberger, Mark (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-11-10)
      An overview of the reconstruction analyses performed for the Genesis capsule entry is described. The results indicate that the actual entry prior to the drogue deployment failure was very close to the pre-entry predictions. ...
    • Shuttle Derived Launch Vehicles a Solution for Space Access 

      Furfaro, James A.; Johnson, Dennis G. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-11-10)
      President George W. Bush set the bold vision and charter for NASA to take the next steps in the exploration of our solar system in his announcement on 14 January 2004. This exploration initiative provides unique ...
    • Simplifying Complex Problems with Systems Engineering Tools: a Lunar Architecture Analysis Case Study 

      Percy, Thomas K. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-11-10)
      The analysis of lunar mission architectures is a complex problem dealing with many different propulsive elements and payloads moving through a series of locations to deliver humans and cargo to the moon. While the general ...
    • A Solar-Powered Near Earth Object Resource Extractor 

      Rangedera, Thilini; Vanmali, Ravi; Shah, Nilesh; Zaidi, Waqar; Komerath, Narayanan Menon (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-11-10)
      This paper is an offshoot of a project to study means of forming massive radiationshielded structures using Near Earth Object (NEO) materials. The topic is the conceptual design of a solar-powered robotic craft to land ...
    • The Space Propulsion Sizing Program 

      Scher, Michael D.; North, David (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-11-10)
      The Space Propulsion Sizing Program is an advanced tool to facilitate vehicle design and broad system-level trade studies. It was designed to provide a simple and reliable means for rapid propulsion trade studies during ...
    • Space Systems Engineering Professional Development and Certification 

      Fisher, Gerard H. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-11-09)
      In the mid-1990s, the Federal Government pursued "Acquisition Reform," which resulted in significantly reduced government technical oversight of contractors. This caused less technical personnel to be hired in the ...
    • Space Vehicle Systems Analysis : MSFC Tools and Processes 

      Alexander, Reginald A. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-11-09)
      The Advanced Concepts Office at the Marshall Space Flight Center is an organization that can trace its roots to the days just before the launch of the Saturn launch vehicles and has distinguished itself for systems ...
    • 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 ...
    • Systems Engineering Education Initiative at Georgia Tech 

      Harrison, George B.; Bishop, Carlee A. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-11-09)
      Systems engineering education for mid-career professionals in the Federal government has received increased emphasis in recent years. To meet the need expressed by senior government managers, Georgia Tech Research ...
    • Systems Engineering Principles Applied to Basic Research and Development 

      Anderson, Norman C.; Nolte, William (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-11-10)
      Systems engineering principles and processes have grown out of the need to effectively manage complex programs, many of them for the acquisition of operational military systems. These multi-billion dollar programs truly ...
    • Tactical Satellite 3: Requirements Development for Responsive Space Missions 

      Straight, Stanley D.; Davis, Thomas M. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-11-10)
      The Department of Defense is embarking on a broad initiative to make its space programs more responsive. There are many different views of responsive space, but common tenets include no cost and schedule growth within ...
    • 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 ...
    • XSS-10 Mission Results and Lessons Learned 

      Davis, Thomas M.; Melanson, David (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-11-10)
      The Air Force Research Laboratory established the Micro-Satellite Technology Development Program (XSS series of flight demonstrations) to leverage micro-satellite technologies with the aim of providing solutions to Air ...