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SMAP verification and validation project : final report.

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dc.contributor.advisor Barltrop, Carolina en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Standley, Shaun en_US Murry, Michael 2013-05-09T17:57:28Z 2013-05-09T17:57:28Z 2012-08
dc.identifier.citation JPL Student Intern Program (SIP), Pasadena, California, August 2012. en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 12-3968
dc.description.abstract In 2007, the National Research Council (NRC) released the Decadal Survey of Earth science. In the future decade, the survey identified 15 new space missions of significant scientific and application value for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to undertake. One of these missions was the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission that NASA assigned to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in 2008. The goal of SMAP1 is to provide global, high resolution mapping of soil moisture and its freeze/thaw states. The SMAP project recently passed its Critical Design Review and is proceeding with its fabrication and testing phase. Verification and Validation (V&V) is widely recognized as a critical component in system engineering and is vital to the success of any space mission. V&V is a process that is used to check that a system meets its design requirements and specifications in order to fulfill its intended purpose. Verification often refers to the question “Have we built the system right?” whereas Validation asks “Have we built the right system?” Currently the SMAP V&V team is verifying design requirements through inspection, demonstration, analysis, or testing. An example of the SMAP V&V process is the verification of the antenna pointing accuracy with mathematical models since it is not possible to provide the appropriate micro-gravity environment for testing the antenna on Earth before launch. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2012. en_US
dc.subject Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) en_US
dc.subject Verification and Validation (V&V) en_US
dc.subject fabrication en_US
dc.subject testing phase en_US
dc.title SMAP verification and validation project : final report. en_US
dc.type Student Report en_US
dc.subject.NASATaxonomy Quality Assurance and Reliability en_US

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