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Reaching Mars: multi-criteria R&D portfolio selection for Mars exploration technology planningThe exploration of Mars has been the focus of increasing scientific interest about the planet and its relationship to Earth. A multi-criteria decision-making approach was developed to address the question, Given a Mars program composed of mission concepts dependent on a variety of alternative technology development programs, which combination of technologies would enable missions to maximize science return under a constrained budget?.
Smith, J. H.
Dolgin, B. P.
Weisbin, C. R.
August 23, 2013
April 14, 2003
Lunar and Planetary Science and Exploration
R&D technology planning mathematical programming