21 July 2010 Systems engineering and application of system performance modeling in SIM Lite mission
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The 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.
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Mehrdad Moshir, Mehrdad Moshir, David W. Murphy, David W. Murphy, David L. Meier, David L. Meier, Mark H. Milman, Mark H. Milman, } "Systems engineering and application of system performance modeling in SIM Lite mission", Proc. SPIE 7734, Optical and Infrared Interferometry II, 77341H (21 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.857627; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.857627
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