Select analysis type
In "Simplified" mode, the results in the analysis are calculated
by looking at each instrument's mission objectives: for each instrument
we keep track of what the primary, secondary, and opportunity mission
objectives are. These mission objectives indicate that an instrument
is primarily envisioned to measure variable X, Y and Z, that
variables A, B and C are its secondary objective, and that it may offer
the opportunity to measure variables I and II although it is not optimized for that.
The simplified Gap analysis produces a timeline based on this information. The
simplified Gap analysis is only available for analyzing
variables, not for missions.
In "Expert system" mode, the results in the analysis are calculated
with an expert system. Internally, OSCAR works with a large set of
1700 rules that determine whether or not an instrument is capable
of measuring a given variable, and to what degree. When you select
"Expert system", the Gap analysis is performed based on this large
set of rules.