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|Title: ||DSN antenna array architectures based on future NASA mission needs|
|Authors: ||MacNeal, Bruce E.|
Abraham, Douglas S.
Cesarone, Robert J.
|Keywords: ||Deep Space Network (DSN)|
|Issue Date: ||3-Mar-2007 |
|Publisher: ||Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2007.|
|Citation: ||IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, Montana, March 3-10, 2007.|
|Abstract: ||A flexible method of parametric, full life-cycle cost analysis has been combined with data on NASA’s future communication needs to estimate the required number and operational dates of new antennas for the Deep Space Network (DSN). The requirements were derived from a subset of missions in the Integrated Mission Set database of NASA’s Space Communications Architecture Working Group. Assuming that no new antennas are “constructed”, the simulation shows that the DSN is unlikely to meet more than 20% of mission requirements by 2030. Minimum full life-cycle costs result when antennas in the diameter range, 18m-34m, are constructed. Architectures using a mixture of antenna diameters produce a slightly lower full life-cycle cost.|
|Appears in Collections:||JPL TRS 1992+|
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