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Systems Engineering and Application of System Performance Modeling in SIM Lite MissionThe 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.
Document ID
20150008509
Document Type
Conference Paper
External Source(s)
Authors
Moshir, Mehrdad (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Murphy, David W. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Milman, Mark H. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Meier, David L. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
May 20, 2015
Publication Date
June 27, 2010
Subject Category
Instrumentation and Photography
Meeting Information
SPIE Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation 2010 Conference(San Diego, CA)
Distribution Limits
Public
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Keywords
Exoplanet
Interferometry
Astrometry