JPL Technical Reports Server: Recent submissions

  • Mazouz, Rayan; Quadrelli, Marco; Mooij, Edwin (Pasadena, CA: Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2021, 2021-01-11)
    Precision landing is an anticipated technology for future interplanetary missions. Autonomous spacecraft Entry, Descent and Landing (EDL) on the surface of a planetary body with a degree of precision in the order of meters ...
  • Mennesson, Bertrand; Gaudi, Scott; Seager, Sara; Kiessling, Alina; Warfield, Keith (Pasadena, CA: Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2020, 2020-12-14)
    The Habitable Exoplanet Observatory (HabEx), was one of four candidate flagship missions studied in detail by NASA, which were submitted for consideration to the 2020 Decadal Survey in Astronomy and Astrophysics for possible ...
  • Meeker, Seth R.; Truonga, Tuan N.; Roberts, Jennifer E.; Shelton, J. Chris; Fregoso, S. Felipe; Burruss, Rick S.; Dekany, Richard G.; Wallace, J. Kent; Baker, John W.; Heffner, Carolyn M.; Mawet, Dimitri; Rykoski, Kevin M.; Tesch, Jonathan A.; Vasisht, Gautam (Pasadena, CA: Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2020, 2020-12-14)
    PALM-3000 (P3K), the second-generation adaptive optics (AO) instrument for the 5.1 meter Hale telescope atPalomar Observatory, was released as a facility class instrument in October 2011 and has since been used on-skyfor ...
  • Huggins, Grayson; Talaksi, Ali; Lightsey, E. Glenn; Andrews, Dawn; Cavender, Daniel; Diaz, Carlos; McQueen, Donald; Williams, Hunter; Baker, John; Kowalkowski, Matthew (Pasadena, CA: Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2021, 2021-01-11)
    NASA's Lunar Flashlight is a low-cost 6U CubeSat whose mission is to search for ice and mineral deposits inside of the scattered craters at Moon's southern pole. To conduct its primary science mission, Lunar Flashlight ...
  • Bozovich, Amanda N.; Nguyen, Duc; Rax, Bernard G.; Davila, Joe; Zajac, Stephanie A. (Pasadena, CA: Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2020, 2020-11-30)
    This paper investigates flight circuit application bias and irradiation dose rate dependencies (“test as you fly” conditions) in the total ionizing dose (TID) response of various electronic components considered for use ...
  • Havelund, Klaus; Kurklu, Elif (Pasadena, CA: Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2020, 2020-11-30)
    As part of the design of a space mission, an important part is the design of so-called flight rules. Flight rules express constraints on various parts and processes of the mission, that if followed, will reduce the risk ...
  • Andolfato, L.; Karban, R. (Pasadena, CA: Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2020, 2020-12-14)
    Modern telescope control systems control a multitude of sensors and actuators physically distributed across subsystems. Traditionally, control systems are specified to compute system outputs based on reference setpoints ...
  • Buccino, Dustin; Parisi, Marzia; Yang, Oscar; Kahan, Daniel; Feldman, Michael; Oudrhiri, Kamal (Pasadena, CA: Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2021, 2021-08-28)
    Juno Radio Science measures the frequency of X- and Ka-band radio links between the Juno spacecraft and the Earth-based observing stations of NASA’s Deep Space Network (DSN) in order to determine the gravitational field ...
  • Feather, Martin S.; Kennedy, Brian; Mackey, Ryan; Troesch, Martina; Altenbuchner, Cornelia; Bocchino, Robert; Fesq, Lorraine; Hughes, Randall; Mirza, Faiz; Nikora, Allen; Beauchamp, Patricia; Doran, Patrick; Kolcio, Ksenia O.; Litke, Matthew J.; Prather, Maurice (Pasadena, CA: Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2021, 2021-03-06)
    System-level autonomy refers to autonomously meeting the crosscutting needs of a system through awareness and coordinated control spanning the system's breadth of capabilities. In contrast to function-level autonomy, which ...
  • Poberezhskiya, Ilya; Luchika, Thomas; Zhao, Feng; Frerkinga, Margaret; Baileya, Vanessa; Basingera, Scott; Cady, Eric; Colavitaa, Mark; Creagera, Brandon; Fathpoura, Nanaz; Goulliouda, Renaud; Groff, Tyler; Morrissey, Patrick; Kempenaara, Joshua; Kerna, Brian; Krist, John; Moka, Fai; Mulierea, David; Nematic, Bijan; Riggsa, A.J.; Seoa, Byoung-Joon; Shia, Fang; Shreckengosta, Belinda; Steevesa, John; Tanga, Hong (Pasadena, CA: Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2020, 2020-12-14)
    NASA’s Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope (formerly known as WFIRST) is a flagship astrophysics mission planned for launch in 2025. The coronagraph instrument (CGI) on Roman will demonstrate the technology for direct imaging ...
  • Agrawal, Jagriti; Yelamanchili, Amruta; Chien, Steve (Pasadena, CA: Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2020, 2020-10-26)
    Understanding the reasoning behind the behavior of an auto- mated scheduling system is essential to ensure that it will be trusted and consequently used to its full capabilities in critical applications. In cases where a ...
  • Thakker, Rohan; Alatur, Nikhilesh; Fan, David D.; Tordesillas, Jesus; Paton, Michael; Otsu, Kyohei; Toupet, Olivier; Agha-mohammadi, Ali-akbar (Pasadena, CA: Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2021, 2021-03-22)
    We propose a framework for resilient autonomous navigation in perceptuallychallenging unknown environments with mobility-stressing elements such asuneven surfaces with rocks and boulders, steep slopes, negative obstacles ...
  • Ygouf, Marie; Rocha, Graca; Beichman, Charles; Greenbaum, Alexandra; Leisenring, Jarron; De Furio, Matthew; Meyerd, Michael; Girard, Julien; Pueyoe, Laurent A.; Perrin, Marshall; Uyama, Taichi; Greena, Joseph J.; Jewell, Jeffrey B. (Pasadena, CA: Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2020, 2020-12-14)
    The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will probe circumstellar environments at an unprecedented sensitivity.However, the performance of high-contrast imaging instruments is limited by the residual light from the star at ...
  • Kurtza, Stanley E.; Stander, Tinus; de Villiers, Dirk I. L.; Cerfonteyn, William; de Witt, Aletha; Ferrusca Rodrıquez, Daniel; Hiriart, David; Hughes, David H.; Jacobs, Christopher; Loinard, Laurent; van den Heever, Fanie; Velazquez de la Rosa Becerra, Miguel (Pasadena, CA: Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2020, 2020-12-14)
    The 50-meter Large Millimeter Telescope (LMT) operating on the Sierra Negra in Mexico is the largest single- dish millimeter-wave telescope in the world. Although designed to work in the 3 mm and 1 mm bands, there is ...
  • McKeithen, Dylan; Shaklan, Stuart; Martin, Stefan; Lowe, Eric; Sheikh, David (Pasadena, CA: Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2020, 2020-12-14)
    A starshade is a large flower-shaped screen designed to enable the direct imaging of exoplanets with a space telescope. The starshade perimeter is composed of sharp, precisely shaped edges to minimize the glint of sunlight ...
  • Coskun, M. Bulut; Rais-Zadeh, Mina (Pasadena, CA: Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2021, 2021-03-09)
    In this work, we present an uncooled infrared (IR) thermal imager featuring a sparse array of resonant pixels that can be monolithically integrated with the readout electronics for long-term operation in hightemperature ...
  • Prokop, Lorraine E.; Dorney, Daniel J.; Feather, Martin S.; Johnson, Stephen B. (Pasadena, CA: Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2021, 2021-03-06)
    Spacecraft, operating with a time-to-effect faster than human command response, or with absent or delayed communication, have depended on autonomy. It is likely that this reliance will continue, and increase further in ...
  • Marx, David; Kerna, Brian; Krista, John; Balasubramaniana, Bala; Riggsa, A. J. Eldorado; Cadya, Eric; Seoa, Byoung-Joon; Tanga, Hong; Pradaa, Camilo; Ruanea, Garreth; Shia, Fang; Noeckera, Charley; Crowther, Blake (Pasadena, CA: Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2020, 2020-12-14)
    To create a high contrast field of view with a shaped pupil coronagraph (SPC), the telescope pupil is imaged onto the shaped pupil mask, the shaped pupil mask is designed and fabricated through a design optimization based ...
  • Sauder, Jonathan; Gebara, Christine; Arya, Manan (Pasadena, CA: Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2021, 2021-01-11)
    In the past decade CubeSats have made their way into the spotlight. They have evolved from small, university educational opportunities, to industry and governments using them make new discoveries and monetize space. However, ...
  • Mana, Arya; Webb, David; Bradford, S. Case; Adams, Louis; Ćormarković, Velibor; Wang, Gary; Mobrem, Mehran; Neff, Kenzo; Beidleman, Neal; Stienmier, J. David; Freebury, Gregg; Medina, Kamron; Hepper, David; Turse, Dana; Antoun, George; Rupp, Cory; Hoffman, Laura (Pasadena, CA: Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2021, 2021-01-11)
    In 2019, a 10 m-diameter starshade inner disk test article was assembled; this test article demonstrated deployment accuracy sufficient for starshade mission concepts. Here, we describe the design, fabrication, and ...