JPL Technical Report Server

The JPL Technical Reports Server (TRS) is a repository for digital copies of technical publications authored by JPL employees. It includes preprints, meeting papers, conference presentations, some articles, and other publications cleared for external distribution from 1992 to the present. For more information, contact: library@jpl.nasa.gov.

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  • Pham, Timothy; Liao, Jason (Pasadena, CA: Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2016, 2016-09-13)
    This paper presents a characterization of performance of 32-GHz Ka-band link in an operational environment. The data come from tracking of Kepler spacecraft by the NASA Deep Space Network (DSN) in the past few years. Ka-band ...
  • Jones, Drew Ryan (Pasadena, CA: Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2016, 2016-09-12)
    Ballistic trajectories are computed which would enable a sample return mission to Titan or Enceladus without capturing, descending, or landing. The low-cost mission concept utilizes a free return trajectory that also ...
  • Jones, Drew Ryan (Pasadena, CA: Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2016, 2016-09-12)
    Ballistic trajectories are computed which would enable a sample return mission to Europa without capturing, descending, or landing. The low-cost mission concept utilizes a free return trajectory that also involves a close ...
  • Jorns, Benjamin A.; Lopez Ortega, Alejandro; Mikellides, Ioannis G. (Pasadena, CA: Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2016, 2016-07-25)
    Self-consistent expressions are derived for the impact of ion acoustic turbulence (IAT) on the fluid properties of electrons and ions in the plume of a hollow cathode. This instability is believed to have a dominant role ...
  • Steeves, John; Jackson, Kathryn; Pellegrino, Sergio; Redding, David; Wallace, J. Kent; Bradford, Samuel Case; Barbee, Troy (Pasadena, CA: Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2016, 2016-06-26)
    A novel active mirror technology based on carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) substrates and replication techniques has been developed. Multiple additional layers are implemented into the design serving various functions. ...

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