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COTS Terminal Descent Sensor Flight Test

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The objective of this MTP/MSL FT Technology development task is to assess the performances of a representative Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) Doppler Velocity Sensor (DVS) and a breadboard single-beam model of the MSL-baselined Terminal Descent Sensor (TDS) via field testing. The Mars Science Laboratory mission requires accurate sensing of ground-relative 3-axis velocity and slant-range altimetry during specific portions of Entry, Descent, and Landing.

Completion Date:  09/30/2007

Point of Contact:  Chuck Bergh - Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Other Contributors:
Chuck Bergh

Sponsored by:  Mars Technology Program



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