Title: Mission Analysis for EMIT using Automated Coverage Scheduling
Presenting Author: Steve Chien
Organization: Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Cal Inst Tech / NASA
Co-Author(s): A. Yelamanchili, S. Chien, J. Russino, C. Wells, B. Oaida, D. Thompson, R. Green

Automated scheduling technology is being used to analyze trades between differing instrument designs and observation campaign strategies for the Earth Surface Mineral Dust Source Investigation (EMIT) mission. Automated coverage scheduling can be applied to a range of mission scenarios (a) hardware configurations (e.g. pointing, SSR sizing); (b) observation design (e.g. geometric constraints such as look angle, illumination); (c) observation coverage strategy; and (d) definition of areal targets and specific coverage criteria (grid resolution, percentage coverage).