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MIRO calibration switch mechanism

Show simple item record Suchman, Jason Salinas, Yuki Kubo, Holly 2006-06-30T21:29:50Z 2006-06-30T21:29:50Z 2001-05-09
dc.identifier.citation Aerospace Mechanisms Symposium (AMS), Mountain View, California, May 9-11, 2001. en
dc.identifier.clearanceno 01-0431
dc.description.abstract The Jet Propulsion Laboratory has design, analyzed, built, and tested a calibration switch mechanism for the MIRO instrument on the ROSETTA spacecraft. MIRO is the Microwave Instrument for the Rosetta Orbiter; this instrument hopes to investigate the origin of the solar system by studying the origin of comets. Specifically, the instrument will be the first to use submillimeter and millimeter wave heterodyne receivers to remotely examine the P-54 Wirtanen comet. In order to calibrate the instrument, it needs to view a hot and cold target. The purpose of the mechanism is to divert the instrument’s field of view from the hot target, to the cold target, and then back into space. This cycle is to be repeated every 30 minutes for the duration of the 1.5 year mission. The paper hopes to explain the development of the mechanism, as well as analysis and testing techniques. en
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en
dc.format.extent 1638458 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2001. en
dc.subject mechanisms en
dc.subject pinpuller en
dc.subject shape memory allow en
dc.subject stepper motor en
dc.subject Microwave Instrument for the Rosetta Orbiter (MIRO) en
dc.subject Rosetta en
dc.title MIRO calibration switch mechanism en
dc.type Preprint en

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