AIAA 2002-0910 Probabilistic Design Of A Mars Sample Return Earth Entry Vehicle Thermal Protection System

  • John A. Dec, Robert A. Mitcheltree
  • Published 2002


The driving requirement for design of a Mars Sample Return mission is to assure containment of the returned samples. Designing to, and demonstrating compliance with, such a requirement requires physics based tools that establish the relationship between engineer's sizing margins and probabilities of failure. The traditional method of determining margins on… (More)


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