PSP Bibliography


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Parker solar probe structural-thermal analysis challenges

The NASA Parker Solar Probe spacecraft, built by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab will fly through the outermost part of the Sun s atmosphere taking in situ measurements and imaging to improve our understanding of the corona and the solar wind. The Thermal Protection System (TPS), a 4.5-inch thick carbon-composite heat shield, limits heat transfer to the spacecraft during its flight through the Sun s atmosphere, and casts a shadow which protects the spacecraft and its instruments from the harsh thermal enviro ...

Conkey, Shelly; Congdon, Elisabeth; Schaefer, Ed; Abel, Elizabeth;

Published by: Proceedings of the International Astronautical Congress, IAC      Published on:

YEAR: 2019     DOI:

Ability testing; Carbon carbon composites; Correlation methods; Heat shielding; Heat transfer; NASA; Orbits; Probes; Software testing; Structural properties; Temperature; Test facilities; Thermoanalysis; Thermocouples; Uncertainty analysis; Parker Engineering


Protecting flight hardware during spacecraft vibration testing through greater understanding of the CONTRL systems ability to control input and limit responses

Spacecraft level vibration testing exposes the as-built spacecraft, in its flight configuration, to the low frequency (<100 Hz) dynamic environment experienced during launch with the primary objective of verifying structural integrity and system performance. This test requires as flight-like of a configuration as possible and is therefore typically one of the last tests performed in the spacecraft verification program. At this level of integration (spacecraft), failures pose a much greater risk to the program than at lower l ...

Conkey, Shelly; Schaefer, Ed; Persons, David;

Published by: 30th Space Simulation Conference: Mission Success Through Testing of Critical Challenges      Published on:

YEAR: 2018     DOI:

Ability testing; Environmental testing; Software testing; Spacecraft; Vibration analysis; Vibration control; Parker Engineering


Solar probe plus solar array cooling system T-Vac test

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland, is designing and building the Solar Probe Plus (SPP) spacecraft and managing the project for NASA s Living with a Star (LWS) program. The main objectives of the SPP mission are to understand the Sun s coronal magnetic field, the causes of solar corona and solar wind heating and acceleration, and the mechanisms of energetic particles acceleration and transportation. To achieve these objectives, the SPP spacecraft needs to make in-situ measurements in ...

Cho, Wei-Lin; Ercol, Carl;

Published by: 28th Space Simulation Conference - Extreme Environments: Pushing the Boundaries      Published on:

YEAR: 2014     DOI:

Cooling systems; Interplanetary flight; NASA; Probes; Software testing; Solar energy; Spacecraft; Thermoelectric equipment; Waste heat; Parker Engineering

Solar probe plus (SPP) dynamic solar array simulator

The Solar Probe Plus (SPP) mission, under NASA’s Living With a Star program, will fly a spacecraft (S/C) through the sun’s outer corona with orbit perihelia that gradually approach as close as 9.86 solar radii from the center of the sun. The mission will gather data on the processes of coronal heating, solar wind acceleration, and production, evolution, and transport of solar energetic particles. The S/C is powered by two actively cooled photovoltaic solar array (S/A) wings. Because of the extreme environments ne ...

Baisden, Carson;

Published by: 12th International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, IECEC 2014      Published on:

YEAR: 2014     DOI:

Attitude control; Control theory; Digital signal processors; Electric power systems; Flight control systems; MATLAB; NASA; Orbits; Probes; signal processing; Simulators; Software testing; Solar cell arrays; Space flight; Spacecraft power supplies; Vibrations (mechanical); Wings; Parker Engineering


LEON3FT proton SEE test results for the solar probe plus program

The Solar Probe Plus program requires a low power microprocessor with demonstrated capability to resist SEE in a high proton flux environment. Proton tests conducted at IUCF successfully demonstrated the single bit error correction capability of the LEON3FT. The test setup and results are summarized. © 2011 IEEE.

Pham, Chi; Malcom, Horace; Maurer, Richard; Roth, David; Strohbehn, Kim;

Published by: IEEE Radiation Effects Data Workshop      Published on:

YEAR: 2011     DOI:

Error correction; Probes; Software testing; Parker Engineering

Array-design considerations for the solar probe plus mission

The NASA Solar Probe Plus (SPP) mission will fly into and study the Sun s corona, reaching as close as 8.5 solar radii from the surface of the Sun. Power generation for the spacecraft will be provided by two solar array wings, which are being designed and built by Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory and Emcore Photovoltaics. SPP will get closer to the Sun than any previous mission, and the solar array will therefore need to operate reliably under unusually high irradiances, temperatures, and angles of inciden ...

Boca, Andreea; Blumenfeld, Philip; Crist, Kevin; Flynn, Greg; McCarty, James; Patel, Pravin; Sarver, Charles; Sharps, Paul; Stall, Rick; Stan, Mark; Tourino, Cory;

Published by: Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference      Published on:

YEAR: 2011     DOI:

Cell engineering; Economic and social effects; NASA; Probes; Software testing; Solar cell arrays; Space flight; Thermal Engineering; Parker Engineering