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Overview of SDCM - The Spacecraft Design and Cost ModelThe Spacecraft Design and Cost Model (SDCM) is a computer-aided design and analysis tool for synthesizing spacecraft configurations, integrating their subsystems, and generating information concerning on-orbit servicing and costs. SDCM uses a bottom-up method in which the cost and performance parameters for subsystem components are first calculated; the model then sums the contributions from individual components in order to obtain an estimate of sizes and costs for each candidate configuration within a selected spacecraft system. An optimum spacraft configuration can then be selected.
Document ID
19900031789
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Ferebee, Melvin J. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Farmer, Jeffery T. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Andersen, Gregory C. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Flamm, Jeffery D. (Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, United States)
Badi, Deborah M. (Polytechnic University New York, United States)
Date Acquired
August 14, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1988
Subject Category
SPACECRAFT DESIGN, TESTING AND PERFORMANCE
Meeting Information
AIAA/DARPA Meeting on Lightweight Satellite Systems(Monterey, CA)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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