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A matter of millimeters: defining the processes for critical clearances on Curiosity

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dc.contributor.author Florow, Brandon
dc.date.accessioned 2015-03-04T00:01:49Z
dc.date.available 2015-03-04T00:01:49Z
dc.date.issued 2013-03-02
dc.identifier.citation 2013 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, Montana, March 2-9, 2013 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 12-5297
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/44925
dc.description.abstract The Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) mission presents an immense packaging problem in that it takes a rover the size of a car with a sky crane landing system and packs it tightly into a spacecraft. This creates many areas of close and critical clearances. Critical Clearances are defined as hardware-to-hardware or hardware-to-envelope clearances which fall below a pre-established location dependent threshold and pose a risk of hardware to hardware contact during events such as launch, entry, landing, and operations. Close Clearances, on the other hand, are defined as any clearance value that is chosen to be tracked but is larger than the critical clearance threshold for its region. Close clearances may be tracked for various reasons including uncertainty in design, large expected dynamic motion, etc. 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, 2013 en_US
dc.title A matter of millimeters: defining the processes for critical clearances on Curiosity en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US


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