Space Exploration and Fuel Use, is there room for improvement?

  What is this? The above presentation was put together using NASA’s General Purpose Analysis Tool software. We wanted to find out exactly how much fuel was being used for different NASA missions. We were hoping to baseline our navigation software so that we could see which areas needed improvement…. Read more“Space Exploration and Fuel Use, is there room for improvement?”

Jenny Fleury’s perspective on the Firecat Mars Mission

A short presentation provided Jenny Fleury’s perspective on the Firecat Mars Mission (via Analytical Graphics Inc) and discusses the synergies made possible by combining measurements from optical and radar systems. Basically the optical provides information that the radar network doesn’t provide, and vice versa. Typically, the optical sensor provides spatial… Read more“Jenny Fleury’s perspective on the Firecat Mars Mission”

A Sensitivity Analysis Using Pyradi, for Ophelia and Skyla

This article is devoted to PyRadi, which is an infrared modeling toolkit written for Python. Python is a computer language similar to MATLAB which runs on most computer systems and is completely free. PyRadi is useful because it simplifies the process of designing and evaulating infrared vision systems. Infrared vision… Read more“A Sensitivity Analysis Using Pyradi, for Ophelia and Skyla”