Rightsizing LISA

Дата и время публикации : 2009-04-06T22:25:44Z

Авторы публикации и институты :
R. T. Stebbins

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Коментарии к cтатье: To be published in Classical and Quantum Gravity; Proceedings of the Seventh International LISA Symposium, Barcelona, Spain, 16-20 Jun. 2008; 10 pages, 1 figure, 3 tables
Первичная категория: astro-ph.HE

Все категории : astro-ph.HE, astro-ph.CO

Краткий обзор статьи: The LISA science requirements and conceptual design have been fairly stable for over a decade. In the interest of reducing costs, the LISA Project at NASA has looked for simplifications of the architecture, at downsizing of subsystems, and at descopes of the entire mission. This is a natural activity of the formulation phase, and one that is particularly timely in the current NASA budgetary context. There is, and will continue to be, enormous pressure for cost reduction from both ESA and NASA, reviewers and the broader research community. Here, the rationale for the baseline architecture is reviewed, and recent efforts to find simplifications and other reductions that might lead to savings are reported. A few possible simplifications have been found in the LISA baseline architecture. In the interest of exploring cost sensitivity, one moderate and one aggressive descope have been evaluated; the cost savings are modest and the loss of science is not.

Category: Physics