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

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dc.contributor.author Beauchamp, Patricia M. en_US
dc.contributor.author Brown, Robert H. en_US
dc.contributor.author Rodgers, David H. en_US
dc.contributor.author Chrisp, Michael P. en_US
dc.contributor.author Chen, Gun-Shing en_US
dc.contributor.author Fraschetti, George A. en_US
dc.contributor.author Krabach, Timothy N. en_US
dc.contributor.author Petrick, S. Walter en_US
dc.contributor.author Soderblom, Laurance A. en_US
dc.contributor.author Yelle, Roger V. en_US
dc.contributor.author Benoit, Robert T. en_US
dc.contributor.author Curcio, Michael E. en_US
dc.contributor.author Glasheen, Richard R. en_US
dc.contributor.author Tucker, Theodore W. en_US
dc.contributor.author Wang, Dexter en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2004-10-06
dc.date.available 2004-10-06
dc.date.issued 1994-08-29 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Logan, UT en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 94-0844 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/34495
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.language.iso en_US
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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