publication . Doctoral thesis . 2010

NPS TINYSCOPE program management

Turner, Christopher Gordon.;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Sep 2010
  • Publisher: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Abstract
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited This master's thesis introduces the program management and concept of operations of the TINYSCOPE Program. TINYSCOPE is a 6U CubeSat designed as a low-cost and easily replaceable imaging spacecraft that can produce tactically relevant imagery data. Tactical requirements in this context would emphasize "good enough" image resolution with a rapid-response tasking loop and high revisit rate. The TINYSCOPE project intends to demonstrate the utility of small, risk tolerant spacecraft for tactical imagery. The program management section of the thesis discusses the relationships of cost, performance, risk, and sche...
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free text keywords: Satellites
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