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Guidelines for successful use and communication of instrument heritage in early mission development with a focus on spectrometers

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dc.contributor.advisor Cooper, Lynne P. en_US
dc.contributor.author Baker, Elizabeth E.
dc.date.accessioned 2013-07-08T14:41:47Z
dc.date.available 2013-07-08T14:41:47Z
dc.date.issued 2012-08-20
dc.identifier.citation JPL Summer Intern Program, Pasadena, California, August 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 12-4378
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/43319
dc.description.abstract Heritage is important for both cost and risk related issues and as such, it is heavily discussed in NASA proposal evaluations. If used and communicated efficiently, heritage can lower both the perception of risk and the associated costs. Definitions of heritage vary between engineering, cost, and scientific communities, but when applied appropriately, heritage provides a benefit to the proposed mission. By making an instrument at least once before, the cost of producing it again can be reduced. The time and effort needed to develop the instrument concept and test the product represent an expense that can be lowered through the use of a previously built and developed instrument. This same thought can be applied when using a flight spare or build-to-print model of the heritage instrument. The lowered perception of risk is a result of the confidence gained in the instrument through successful use in the target environment. This is extremely important in early mission development to the evaluation board. This analysis will use JPL-managed proposals from 2003 to 2011, including Discovery, New Frontiers, and Mars Scout missions. Through the examination of these proposals and their associated debriefs, a set of guidelines have been created for successful use and communication of instrument heritage in early mission development 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 heritage en_US
dc.subject proposals en_US
dc.subject specrtometers en_US
dc.title Guidelines for successful use and communication of instrument heritage in early mission development with a focus on spectrometers en_US
dc.type Student Report en_US
dc.subject.NASATaxonomy Instrumentation and Photography en_US


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