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Paper: Instrument Technology Development
Volume: 272, The Future of Solar System Exploration, 2003-2013: Community Contributions to the NRC Solar System Exploration Decadal Survey
Page: 387
Authors: Hoffman, J.P.; Piepmeier, J.R.; Akins, T.L.; Berkun, A.C.; Carsey, F.; DeBoer, D.R.; Edelstein, W.N.; Hammel, H.B.; Lorenz, R.D.; Macintosh, B.; Tucker, R.A.
Abstract: The Instrumentation Technology Development Panel has attempted to identify the areas of recent innovations and continuing deficiencies in instrument technology as it pertains to planetary science goals and missions. Collaboration between science and technology aspects of all planetary science disciplines is crucial to the success of this task. We conclude that the technology advances most necessary for the success of future missions (Mars Sounders, Europa Orbiter, Venus Landers, Titan Landers) are increased downlink capacity (i.e., Deep Space Network), improvements in radiation hardened and extreme temperature electronics, increased aperture sizes for radio science, on-board processing power, and increased collaboration with principle investigators.
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