Shannon P. Jackson

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The confluence of the rapidly expanding sensor, computation, and telecommunication industries has allowed for a new instrument concept: the Sensor Web. A Sensor Web consists of intra-communicating, spatially-distributed sensor pods that are deployed to monitor and explore environments. It is capable of automated reasoning for it can perform intelligent(More)
In 1997, the Sensor Web was conceived at the NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) to take advantage of the increasingly inexpensive, yet sophisticated, mass consumer-market chips for the computer and telecommunication industries and use them to create platforms that share information among themselves and act in concert as a single instrument. This(More)
This paper describes the development of a proof-of-concept sample verification system (SVS) for in-situ mass measurement of planetary rock and soil sample in future robotic sample return missions. Our proof-of-concept SVS device contains a 10 cm diameter pressure sensitive elastic membrane placed at the bottom of a sample canister. The membrane deforms(More)
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has developed the Multi Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV) named Orion to readiness for its first test flight in 2014. The spacecraft is unique in its design to support deep space missions. In order to successfully man-rate the vehicle a series of two unmanned flight tests are scheduled (Exploration Flight Test 1,(More)
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