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(abstract) Pluto Integrated Camera-Spectrometer (PICS): a Low Mass, Low Power Instrument for Planetary Exploration

Show simple item record Beauchamp, Patricia M. en_US Brown, Robert H. en_US Rodgers, David H. en_US Chrisp, Michael P. en_US Chen, Gun-Shing en_US Fraschetti, George A. en_US Krabach, Timothy N. en_US Petrick, S. Walter en_US Soderblom, Laurance A. en_US Yelle, Roger V. en_US Benoit, Robert T. en_US Curcio, Michael E. en_US Glasheen, Richard R. en_US Tucker, Theodore W. en_US Wang, Dexter en_US 2004-10-06 2004-10-06 1994-08-29 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Logan, UT en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 94-0844 en_US
dc.description.abstract The concept we describe is an integrated instrument (a Pluto Integrated Camera-Spectrometer -- PICS) that will perform the functions of all three optical instruments required by the Pluto Fast Flyby Mission: the near-IR spectrometer, the camera, and the UV spectrometer. This integrated approach minimizes mass and power use. It also forced us early in the conceptual design to consider integrated observational sequences and integrated power management, thus ensuring compatible duty cycles (i.e., exposure times, readout rates) to meet the composite requirements for data collection, compression, and storage. Based on flight mission experience we believe that this integrated approach will result in substantial cost savings, both in reworking instrument designs during accommodation, as well as in sequence planning and integration. Finally, this integrated payload automatically yields a cohesive mission data set, optimized for correlative analysis. The presentation will provide details of the PICS instrument design and describe the fabrication and testing of the integrated SiC structure and optics at SSG Inc. Final integration and test plans for the prototype will also be described. en_US
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dc.subject.other Pluto Fast Flyby Mission spectrometer UV IR Pluto PICS en_US
dc.title (abstract) Pluto Integrated Camera-Spectrometer (PICS): a Low Mass, Low Power Instrument for Planetary Exploration en_US

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