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In-flight performance of the HASI servo accelerometer and implications for results at Titan

Zarnecki, John; Hathi, Brijen; Leese, Mark and Ball, Andrew (2004). In-flight performance of the HASI servo accelerometer and implications for results at Titan. In: International Workshop on Planetary Probe Atmospheric Entry and Descent Trajectory Analysis and Science, 6 - 9 October 2003, Lisbon, European Space Agency.

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Abstract

The Huygens Atmospheric Structure Instrument (HASI) includes a high sensitive servo accelerometer to sense deceleration of the probe in the direction of the probe trajectory. These data will be used to determine the atmospheric density profile in the upper reaches of the atmosphere where it is least well constrained. Results will be presented of the performance of this sub-system during the in-flight checkouts performed to date. In particular, the noise performance will be assessed. This is especially important as it limits the resolution and therefore performance of the sensor at the very top of Titan's atmosphere. Implication for the results expected at Titan will be presented.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2004 ESA Publications Division
ISSN: 0379-6566
Extra Information: Powerpoint presentation also available (http://www.mrc.uidaho.edu/entryws/presentations/zarnecki%20acc.zip)
Academic Unit/Department: Science > Physical Sciences
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)
Item ID: 18946
Depositing User: Colin Smith
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2009 11:21
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 20:41
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/18946
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