NASA JPLs Mars 2020 Helicopter
Success Story: NASA JPLs Mars 2020 Helicopter
The Mars 2020 Helicopter thermal design is driven by minimizing survival heater energy while meeting allowable temperatures in a variable thermal environment. LoadPath’s Veritrek software was used to study the effect of the major thermal design drivers and provided significant savings.
The results produced by Veritrek were utilized to study the effect of the major thermal design drivers and Mars environment on the Mars Helicopter in as little as 10 days, an effort that would have taken over 4 months using traditional thermal analysis techniques. – TFAWS, 2018