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In search of technology readiness level (TRL) 10
Abstract The NASA nine-level technology readiness level (TRL) system's top level is reached by a system being proven through use in a space mission. NASA, though, is not just an organization thatExpand
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An Open Prototype for Educational NanoSats: Increasing National Space Engineering Productivity via a Low-Cost Platform
The Open Prototype for Educational NanoSats (OPEN) is poised to allow a dramatic increase in the number of students, worldwide, that have the opportunity to participate in hands-on spacecraftExpand
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Initial Work on the Characterization of Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) Using Software Image Analysis
A current challenge in additive manufacturing (commonly known as 3D printing) is the detection of defects. Detection of defects (or the lack thereof) in bespoke industrial manufacturing may be safetyExpand
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OpenOrbiter: A Low-Cost, Educational Prototype CubeSat Mission Architecture
The preliminary design for the Open Prototype for Educational NanoSats (OPEN) demonstration spacecraft, OpenOrbiter, is presented. OPEN is designed to facilitate the formation of CubeSat developmentExpand
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Fast relocalization for visual odometry using binary features
We propose a relocalization system that enables realtime, 6D pose recovery for mobile visual odometry using Locality Sensitive Hashing. Expand
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Development of a Large, Low-Cost, Instant 3D Scanner
Three-dimensional scanning serves a large variety of uses. It can be utilized to generate objects for, after possible modification, 3D printing. It can facilitate reverse engineering, replication ofExpand
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Reducing Link Budget Requirements with Model-Based Transmission Reduction Techniques
Model-based transmission reduction (MBTR), is a ‘game changing’ technology that allows greater science to be performed (and the results transmitted to Earth). Expand
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An Intelligent Attitude Determination and Control System Concept for a CubeSat Class Spacecraft
An attitude determination and control system (ADCS) is used to orient a spacecraft for a wide variety of purposes (e.g., to keep a camera facing Earth or orient the spacecraft for propulsion systemExpand
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Enabling homeland security missions with in-space 3D printing
This paper considers the utility of space-based 3D printing for homeland security applications, with needs ranging from the collection of data to facilitate the detection of occurrences ranging fromExpand
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CyberSecurity considerations for an interconnected self-driving car system of systems
The vehicle intercommunications required to enable the some of the most beneficial features of self-driving cars also pose significant security risks. Expand
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