Communications, Computing & Software

Research in software and computing systems focuses on new and innovative ways to enable missions from on-board communications systems to ground based simulations.

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Deep Space Communications research focuses on optical communications, information processing, and the Deep Space Network

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Deep space navigation applications and research is concerned with finding innovative ways to successfully send both orbiters and landers to different planets in the solar systems.

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Modeling and simulation is essential to mission planning, instrument operation, and science data analysis.

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Mission systems are integral to the development and operation of JPL’s spacecraft. Orbiters and in-situ spacecraft all utilize mission system software for design analysis, planning, engineering and science data analysis, and anomaly investigation.