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Systems engineering and application of system performance modeling in SIM Lite mission
Author(s): Mehrdad Moshir; David W. Murphy; David L. Meier; Mark H. Milman
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Paper Abstract

The SIM Lite Astrometric Observatory will be the first space-based Michelson interferometer operating in the visible wavelength, with the ability to perform ultra-high precision astrometric measurements on distant celestial objects. SIM Lite data will address in a fundamental way questions such as characterization of Earth-mass planets around nearby stars. To accomplish these goals it is necessary to rely on a model-based systems engineering approach - much more so than most other space missions. This paper will describe in further detail the components of this end-to-end performance model, called "SIM-sim", and show how it has helped the systems engineering process.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 July 2010
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7734, Optical and Infrared Interferometry II, 77341H (21 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.857627
Show Author Affiliations
Mehrdad Moshir, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
David W. Murphy, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
David L. Meier, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Mark H. Milman, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7734:
Optical and Infrared Interferometry II
William C. Danchi; Françoise Delplancke; Jayadev K. Rajagopal, Editor(s)

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