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Approach to space-qualification of the ICESat-2 laser transmitter
Author(s): Floyd Hovis; Nick Sawruk; Mark Stephen; Joel Edelman; Slava Litvinovitch; Ryan Edwards; Joe Rudd; Jim Bautch; Elias Fakhoury
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Paper Abstract

The design of space-flight hardware is typically required to be at a Technology Readiness Level (TRL) of 6 before the build of the actual flight hardware can begin. At the early design phase the "relevant environment" for TRL-6 is frequently not well defined. For the ICESat-2 laser relevant environment was defined as the qualification levels in GEVS (General Environmental Verification Standard, GSFC-STD-7000). Our approach to dealing with the high-frequency content of the 14.1 grms random vibration levels in GEVS was a flexure mounted canister design that filtered the highfrequency content. In our talk we will discuss the program and system level implications of this design approach.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 September 2013
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8872, Lidar Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring XIV, 887203 (17 September 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2026269
Show Author Affiliations
Floyd Hovis, Fibertek, Inc. (United States)
Nick Sawruk, Fibertek, Inc. (United States)
Mark Stephen, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Joel Edelman, Fibertek, Inc. (United States)
Slava Litvinovitch, Fibertek, Inc. (United States)
Ryan Edwards, Fibertek, Inc. (United States)
Joe Rudd, Fibertek, Inc. (United States)
Jim Bautch, Fibertek, Inc. (United States)
Elias Fakhoury, Fibertek, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8872:
Lidar Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring XIV
Upendra N. Singh, Editor(s)

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