Pluto Fast Flyby Uplink Radioscience Instrument Design and
Implement radio occultation measurements of Pluto's atmosphere based on
well-established and understood physical and engineering principles.
It requires a radical change in approach over recent and current missions.
Transmission from ground, reception on spacecraft.
Shared use of spacecraft telecommunications receiver for science and
Implementation of low mass and low power ultra stable oscillator (USO)
utilizing Tactical BVA resonator technology.
Implementation of low mass and low power, efficient DSP unit.
STAR Laboratory, Stanford University: Lead effort and SPU development.
Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University: Tactical BVA oscillator
Jet Propulsion Laboratories: Spacecraft radio and Deep Space Network (DSN) uplink.
Stanford PFF Team
G. Leonard Tyler
Ivan R. Linscott
Robert G. Lorenz
Last update: 11 April 1996