Project for James Webb Space Telescope (JWST, former NGST).
Customer: Goddard Space Flight Center/NASA, Greenbelt, MD.
Team of our scientists together with Dr. John Mather (Senior Project Scientist for JWST) developed a 3D physical model of the zodiacal cloud incorporating the real dust sources of asteroidal, cometary, and TNOs origin, which makes it possible to evaluate quantitatively the zodiacal light emission and scatterings throughout the Solar system. A developed physical model of the zodiacal cloud fits the COBE data with an average error of 0.85% and explains the available data of Pioneer and Voyager dust detectors that show approximately constant flux up to 50 AU. Most our results was compiled by L.Ozernoy in his detailed review Physical Modeling of the Zodiacal Dust Cloud in The Extragalactic Infrared Background and its Cosmological Implications, IAU Symp.204, ASP, 2001, Eds. M.Harwitt & M.G.Hauser, p.17-34 which is available here.
Gorkavyi, N., Ozernoy, L., Mather, J. & Taidakova, T. "The NGST and the zodiacal light in the Solar system". In "The NGST Science and Technology Exposition" Eds. Eric P. Smith and Knox Long. ASP, 2000, v.207, p.462-467.
Gorkavyi, N.N., Ozernoy, L.M., Mather, J.C. & Taidakova, T. "Structure of the Zodiacal Cloud: New Analytical and Numerical Solutions". Earth, Planets and Space, 1998, v.50, p.539-544.
Gorkavyi, N.N., Ozernoy, L.M., Mather, J.C. & Taidakova, T.A. "Quasi-stationary States of Dust Flows Under Poynting-Robertson Drag: New Analytical and Numerical Solutions" ApJ, v. 488, Oct. 10, 1997, p.268-276.
Gorkavyi, N.N., Ozernoy, L.M., & Mather, J.C. "A New Approach to Dynamical Evolution of Interplanetary Dust due to Gravitational Scattering". 1997, ApJ 474, N.1, p.496-502.
Gorkavyi, N.N, Ozernoy, L.M., & Mather, J.C. "Dynamical Evolution of Interplanetary Dust due to Gravitational Scattering by Jupiter and the Inner Planets". In "Physics, Chemistry, and Dynamics of Interplanetary Dust", Eds. Bo A.S. Gustafson & Martha S. Hanner, ASP, v.104, 1996, p.43-46.