Recent Submissions

  • 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 ...
  • An Auction Algorithm for Optimal Satellite Refueling 

    Salazar, Alexandros; Tsiotras, Panagiotis (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-11-10)
    Satellite refueling can extend the lifetime of satellite constellations. Peer-to-peer satellite refueling in particular has the potential to make the most efficient use of the fuel contained in the constellation by ...
  • Design and Operation of Micro-Gravity Dynamics and Controls Laboratories 

    Saenz-Otero, Alvar; Miller, David W. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-11-10)
    The cost and complexity of maturing spacecraft dynamics and controls technology increases dramatically as the developer needs to demonstrate functionality in the space environment. Due to the high cost and infrequent ...
  • 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 ...
  • Analysis of JPL Mission Cost Estimate Drivers 

    Sebastian, Tommy (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-11-10)
    An analysis of JPL cost estimate drivers. To give a better idea of true costs, all values were converted to fiscal year 2005 ; the NASA New Start Inflation Index (2005) was used. The context was generated primarily from ...
  • 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 ...