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  • 2001 IEEE Aerospace Conference Proceedings [front matter]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):i - xxii
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  • DSMS Science Operations Concept

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):7 - 3411 vol.7
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    The Deep Space Mission System, (DSMS) Science Operations Concept describes the vision for facilitating the use of the DSMS, particularly the Deep Space Network (DSN) for direct science observations in the areas of radio astronomy, planetary radar, radio science and VLBI. scientific research is inherently an innovative activity; the "surprising result" is the best possible outcome. This operations ... View full abstract»

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  • SCL open source - one year later - lessons learned

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):7 - 3418 vol.7
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    SCL, the Autonomous Command and Control Software for Flight and Ground Systems has been released Open Source. Interface and Control Systems has changed its business model to accommodate that dramatic change - a first for the aerospace industry. This paper details the lessons learned after a year, the impact on the product, the company and the aerospace industry at large View full abstract»

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  • Animated software training via the internet: lessons learned

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):7 - 3374 vol.7
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    The Mission Execution and Automation Section, Information Technologies and Software Systems Division at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, recently delivered an animated software training module to train operators at the Deep Space Network for the TMOD UPLINK Consolidation Task. The animated training software was presented as a Command Subsystem simulation for on-line instruction. Animation was develo... View full abstract»

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  • An overview of NASA's intelligent systems program

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):7 - 3664 vol.7
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    NASA and the computer science research community are poised to enter a critical era. An era in which - it seems - each needs the other. Market forces, driven by the immediate economic viability of computer science research results, place computer science in a relatively novel position. These forces impact how research is done, and could, in the worst case, drive the field away from significant inn... View full abstract»

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  • Synthetic environments for simulated missions

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):7 - 3556 vol.7
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    Synthetic environments offer Space Flight projects an opportunity to perform rapid, comprehensive, and rigorous modeling of the critical elements of a mission in order to compute quantitative measures of design performance, associated risk, and actual mission utility value. Significantly, these studies can be performed early in the mission cycle. These synthetic terrains are generated on parallel,... View full abstract»

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  • Taking atomic force microscope advances to the university classroom

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):7 - 3682 vol.7
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (7)
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    Because of the current and future importance of the Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) in education and research, our team has been working on transferring this technology to the college classroom. In this paper we present the initial findings of a case study in which two years of cutting-edge AFM research was transferred to the college classroom in the form of a one-semester course. The course was dev... View full abstract»

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  • Mining the gold of human knowledge

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):7 - 3535 vol.7
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    As this conference discusses advanced technologies required to delve into the unexplored or unresolved regions of geographic and temporal spaces, there is one region here on earth whose riches have only barely been tapped. That region is the human mind and its "knowledge mother-load" potential in support of collaborative problem solving. Human knowledge is the "currency of collaboration". Human kn... View full abstract»

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  • Design-based mission operation

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):7 - 3441 vol.7
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    The Virtual Mission project led by the Mission Simulation and Instrument Modeling Group at JPL has been playing an active role in the NASA-wide information technology infusion programs, such as, Information System Technology, Next-Generation Infrastructure Technology, and Intelligent Synthesis Environment. The goal of the Virtual Mission project is to enable automated design space exploration, pro... View full abstract»

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  • Systematic formulation of spacecraft health management decisions

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):7 - 3405 vol.7
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    New paradigms in space missions require radical changes in spacecraft operations. In the past, operations were insulated from competitive pressures of cost, quality and time by system infrastructures, technological limitations and historical precedent. However, modern demands require operations to meet competitive performance goals. In order to develop rational, demonstrable methods for improving ... View full abstract»

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  • Development and utilization status of NASA's advanced engineering environment - ISE

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):7 - 3548 vol.7
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    Aerospace design processes demand the best talent (regardless of geographic location), with access to the best design and analysis tools to reduce design cycle times and cost without sacrificing reliability or safety. The solution is a collaborative, distributed engineering environment for life-cycle analysis. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is developing such an advanced ... View full abstract»

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  • Distributed collaborative environments for the 21st century laboratory

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):7 - 3565 vol.7
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    Distributed collaboration is an emerging technology that will significantly change how business and research is conducted in 21st century. As downsizing trends continue in both government and industry, organizations increasingly require more efficient, effective collaboration and knowledge sharing for geographically dispersed personnel across multiple application domains in order to solve complex ... View full abstract»

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  • Optimizing model size in diagnosing complex aerospace systems

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):7 - 3286 vol.7
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    Describes a model-based approach for efficiently diagnosing complex aerospace systems with structural replication, i.e., the occurrence of multiple copies of components within a system. Model-based diagnostics provide the capability for high-fidelity, component-based diagnostics, but are typically both memory- and computation-intensive. We describe a component-based technique that reduces the memo... View full abstract»

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  • Launching a 25-meter space telescope. Are astronauts a key to the next technically logical step after NGST?

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):7 - 3611 vol.7
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    Considers architectures for a 25-m space telescope mirror that will extend the technological development currently underway for the Next Generation Space Telescope (NGST). Key engineering requirements are derived that distinguish a 25-m mirror from the 8-m NGST mirror. The feasibility of applying both mirror panel and active-alignment-control technologies currently under development for the NGST t... View full abstract»

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  • Automated incremental design FMEA

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):7 - 3458 vol.7
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    Failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA) is typically a costly manual process. We present the EPOCH (Engineering Product and Operations Cross-cutting Hybrid) Simulation for Failure Analysis software, which automates generation of FMEA from design models. The tool performs sets of scenario-based analyses, using the CONFIG hybrid discrete event simulator, to generate reports summarizing detailing a... View full abstract»

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  • The Laser Interferometer Space Antenna mission

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):7 - 3619 vol.7
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    The Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) mission is designed to detect and study low-frequency gravitational radiation. The types of exciting astrophysical sources potentially visible to LISA include extragalactic massive black hole binaries at cosmological distances, binary systems composed of a compact star and a massive black hole, Galactic neutron star-black hole binaries, and background ... View full abstract»

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  • Basic system identification for condition monitoring of turbopumps [rocket engines]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):7 - 3200 vol.7
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    Condition monitoring of rotating machinery using vibration measurements has been improved due to advances in both data acquisition and digital signal processing techniques. For example, one method that has become popular is known as envelope detection, or demodulated resonance analysis. This method requires bandpass filtering of the vibration signal in the vicinity of a structural resonance that o... View full abstract»

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  • Applications of microsystems and signal processing for wiring integrity monitoring

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):7 - 3253 vol.7
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    This paper presents how the industry, universities, and government agencies are working to develop in-situ wiring sensor systems to detect, diagnose, predict and prevent wiring related problems in aerospace vehicles. The authors begin with a brief introduction to wiring related problems and the safety and economic impacts caused by deterioration and abuse. Next, the authors present how the Navy is... View full abstract»

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  • Solar sail technology at NASA

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s): 3587
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  • Experiments with a real-time multi-pipeline architecture for shared control

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):7 - 3365 vol.7
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    This paper summarizes results from both the hard real-time RACE optical navigation experiment and the soft real-time DATA-CHASER Shuttle demonstration project and presents an integrated architecture for both hard and soft real-time shared control. The results show significant performance advantages of the shared-control architecture and greatly simplified implementation using the derived framework... View full abstract»

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  • ACCESS: advanced cosmic-ray composition experiment for the space station

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):7 - 3654 vol.7
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    The Advanced Cosmic-ray Composition Experiment for Space Station (ACCESS) is a space science payload that will be deployed on the International Space Station (ISS). The ACCESS mission will help address the NASA Structure and Evolution of the Universe (SEU) theme's quest "to explore the cycles of matter and energy in the evolving universe." ACCESS utilizes two insitu instruments to study cosmic ray... View full abstract»

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  • Gossamer spacecraft technology for space solar power systems

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):7 - 3589 vol.7
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    Gossamer spacecraft technology is critical for enabling large, space-based systems to collect and transmit solar power. This paper gives an overview of structures, materials, and control technology development for space solar power systems. Key technologies include inflatable structures, in-space fabrication of structural elements, robotic assembly, multifunctional structures, active control of fl... View full abstract»

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  • Autonomous PHM with blade-tip-sensors: algorithms and seeded fault experience

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):7 - 3295 vol.7
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    Blade tip sensors embedded into the engine case have been used for decades to measure blade tip clearance and blade vibration. Many sensing technologies have been used; capacitive, inductive, optical, microwave, infra-red, eddy-current, pressure and acoustic. These sensors generate data streams far greater than have been historically used in engine diagnostic units. Data streams of about 10,000 sa... View full abstract»

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  • The Constellation X-ray mission: exploring the mysteries of matter in the universe

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):7 - 3635 vol.7
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    The Constellation-X, a premier observatory for probing black holes and investigating the structure of the Universe, is planned for launch in late 2008. This observatory will consist of a constellation of identical space based X-ray telescopes, with a large total collecting area and sensitivity one hundred times previous missions. The current Reference Mission Configuration consists of four satelli... View full abstract»

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  • NOAA solar sail programs

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s): 3575
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