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SOFIA mission controls and communications system development strategy
Author(s): Kaiser Adeni; Francis Nelbach
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Paper Abstract

The Mission Controls and Communications System provides the communications infrastructure and mission operations framework to conduct science missions aboard the Stratospheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy. There are several key philosophies that are driving the design and development of the MCCS. The two main design philosophies are to maximize the use of proven Commercial-Off-The-Shelf technologies to ensure cost effectiveness during development and to be scaleable to accommodate the changing operational and system requirements over the Observatory's expected 20 year operational lifetime.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 June 2000
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 4014, Airborne Telescope Systems, (20 June 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.389118
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Kaiser Adeni, Orbital Systems Corp./NASA Ames Research Ctr. (United States)
Francis Nelbach, Orbital Systems Corp./NASA Ames Research Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4014:
Airborne Telescope Systems
Ramsey K. Melugin; Hans-Peter Roeser, Editor(s)

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