The objective of this project is to determine the engineering techniques required to manufacture complex, thin-shelled instrument structures. These techniques will be validated through the end-to-end development of a functional imaging instrument.
Instrument managers are notoriously conservative; Low TRL fabrication technologies are avoided due to cost unpredictability. Use of DMLS to fabricate entire unitary structures in a single build is low TRL but has the potential to drastically reduce mechanical segment costs through the reduction of component costs, and the reduction of integration and alignment time.More »
|Organizations Performing Work||Role||Type||Location|
|Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)||Lead Organization||NASA Center||Greenbelt, Maryland|