ASTR/GEOL/ATOC 5835
Graduate Planetary Seminar on Spacecraft Instrumentation
Fall 2011

Time and Location:
Tuesdays 4 - 4:50 PM in DUAN   E-126

Instructors:
Mihaly Horanyi     (mihaly.horanyi@lasp.colorado.edu)
Zoltan Sternovsky (zoltan.sternovsky@lasp.colorado.edu)


Outline:
Our knowledge in lunar and planetary sciences and space physics is advanced by remote sensing and in situ measurements.
This course is about the state-of-the-art measurements techniques, flight instruments, their current capabilities,  and outlook for the future. The cornerstone of this class is the so-called "traceability matrix", identifying science issues, measurement, instrument and mission requirements, and capabilities. Invited speakers will discuss current, past and future space missions.


Students will be assigned one of the Cassini instruments to prepare a formal presentation about its science goals,  technical details, measurement capabilities, and recent scientific findings. Students will get verbal/written feedback about their presentation from the instructors, as well as other students in the class.







Schedule



Week
Date
Topic
Speaker(s)
References
1
 8/23
LADEE/LDEX
M. Horanyi and Z. Sternovsky
http://science.nasa.gov/missions/ladee/
2
 8/30
Juno
Fran Bagenal
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/juno/main/index.html
3
 9/06
Maven
Bruce Jakosky
http://lasp.colorado.edu/home/maven/
4
 9/13
Cassini ISS / VIMS
E. Barratt / E. Pilinski
ISS  / VIMS
5
 9/20
Cassini CAPS / INMS
K. Molaverdikhani / K. Otto
CAPS / INMS
6
 9/27
Cassini UVIS
Larry Esposito
http://lasp.colorado.edu/cassini/
7
10/04
Cassini MAG / MIMI
C. Fowler / S. Kapturowski
MAG / MIMI
         8
  10/11
Cassini RPWS / Radar A. Shu / A. Russert RPWS / Radar
9
10/18
Cassini CIRS
John Spencer
http://cirs.gsfc.nasa.gov/
10
10/25
Cassini RSS / Huygens ACP E. Barlow / M. Chaffin RSS / ACP
11
11/01
New Horizons Leslie Young
http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/  
12
11/08
Huygens DISR / DWE
B. Bradley / K. Hoadley
DISR / DWE
13
11/15
Huygens GCMS / HASI
J. Xie / M. Hampson
GCMS / HASI
14
11/29
Cassini CDA
Sascha Kempf
http://www.mpi-hd.mpg.de/dustgroup/cassini/
15
12/06
Flagship Missions

http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/missions/future1.cfm

Cassini Orbiter Instruments:

Optical Remote Sensing

Fields, Particles and Waves

Microwave Remote Sensing


Huygens instruments: