NASA Logo

NTRS

NTRS - NASA Technical Reports Server

Back to Results
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO): A Systems Approach to a Complex MissionThe Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) includes three advanced instruments, massive science data volume, stringent science data completeness requirements, and a custom ground station to meet mission demands. The strict instrument science requirements imposed a number of challenging drivers on the overall mission system design, leading the SDO team to adopt an integrated systems engineering presence across all aspects of the mission to ensure that mission science requirements would be met. Key strategies were devised to address these system level drivers and mitigate identified threats to mission success. The global systems engineering team approach ensured that key drivers and risk areas were rigorously addressed through all phases of the mission, leading to the successful SDO launch and on-orbit operation. Since launch, SDO's on-orbit performance has met all mission science requirements and enabled groundbreaking science observations, expanding our understanding of the Sun and its dynamic processes.
Document ID
20140009995
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Ruffa, John A. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD United States)
Ward, David K. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD United States)
Bartusek, LIsa M. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD United States)
Bay, Michael (Bay Engineering Innovations Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Gonzales, Peter J. (Bay Engineering Innovations Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Pesnell, William D. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD United States)
Date Acquired
July 22, 2014
Publication Date
March 3, 2012
Subject Category
Spacecraft Design, Testing and Performance
Report/Patent Number
GSFC-E-DAA-TN9331
Meeting Information
Aerospace Conference, 2012 IEEE(Big Sky, MT)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NNG10CR16C
CONTRACT_GRANT: NNG07CA21C
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Public Use Permitted.
Keywords
systems engineering
system design
Solar activity

Available Downloads

NameType 20140009995.pdf STI