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A Systems Engineering Approach to the Analysis of a Planetary Mission Ground System in Terms of Science Objectives

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dc.contributor.author Randii R. Wessen en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2004-10-02T18:07:35Z
dc.date.available 2004-10-02T18:07:35Z
dc.date.issued 1995-07-23
dc.identifier.citation National Council on Systems Engineering (NCOSE), Systems Engineering in the Global Marketplace, St. Louis, Missouri, July 23-26, 1995 en_US
dc.identifier.citation en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 95-0477
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/30051
dc.description.abstract The most fundamental objective of all planetary missions is to return data. To accomplish this, a spacecraft is fabricated and built, software is planned and coded, and a ground system is designed and implemented. However, a systems engineering approach to determine how the collection of data drives ground system capabilities has received little attention.This paper defines a technique by which science objectives can be quantitatively evaluated. For illustrative purposes, it will be applied to NASA's Cassini Mission. This mission, to be launched in 1997, is an international endeavor designed to orbit Saturn for four years.The results of this systems engineering approach will show which science objectives drive specific ground system capabilities. In addition, this technique can assist system engineers in the selection of the science payload during pre-project mission planning; ground system designers during ground system development and implementation; and operations personnel during the mission. en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject.other systems engineering, ground systems en_US
dc.title A Systems Engineering Approach to the Analysis of a Planetary Mission Ground System in Terms of Science Objectives en_US


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