2230. Weight Growth: A Process and Its Utility


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G S Mathews: 2230. Weight Growth: A Process and Its Utility. 1994.



This paper introduces a vocabulary, process, and process utility to deal with satellite weight growth. A vocabulary is developed to describe three major sources of growth: out-of-scope growth, in-scope allocated growth, and in-scope unallocated growth. A process is developed to utilize historical weight growth and its various sources, and the weight maturity of the satellite to compute and deplete the weight growth. And finally, discussion on the utility of the above process (minimizing weight, control weight development, specified weight, and the weight maturity index as a metric.


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