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SOFIA data management, acquisition, and communication subsystems (DMACS)
Author(s): Robert Yee
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Paper Abstract

Data management, acquisition, and communication subsystems (DMACS), an assortment of computerized subsystems, implements Local Area Network architecture to simplify hardware and software interfaces between modular subsystems. The subsystems consist of workstations and embedded processors for data processing and control of an airborne observatory. This paper describes the architecture and subsystems of the DMACS for the proposed Stratospheric Observatory for IR Astronomy (SOFIA), a successor to the Kuiper Airborne Observatory developed and operated by NASA at Ames Research Center. In addition, this paper presents a brief overview of the SOFIA objectives.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1994
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2198, Instrumentation in Astronomy VIII, (1 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.176787
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Robert Yee, NASA Ames Research Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2198:
Instrumentation in Astronomy VIII
David L. Crawford; Eric R. Craine, Editor(s)

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