Share Email Print
cover

Proceedings Paper

MySQL/PHP web database applications for IPAC proposal submission
Author(s): Megan K. Crane; Lisa J. Storrie-Lombardi; Nancy A. Silbermann; Luisa M. Rebull
Format Member Price Non-Member Price
PDF $14.40 $18.00
cover GOOD NEWS! Your organization subscribes to the SPIE Digital Library. You may be able to download this paper for free. Check Access

Paper Abstract

The Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC) is NASA's multi-mission center of expertise for long-wavelength astrophysics. Proposals for various IPAC missions and programs are ingested via MySQL/PHP web database applications. Proposers use web forms to enter coversheet information and upload PDF files related to the proposal. Upon proposal submission, a unique directory is created on the webserver into which all of the uploaded files are placed. The coversheet information is converted into a PDF file using a PHP extension called FPDF. The files are concatenated into one PDF file using the command-line tool pdftk and then forwarded to the review committee. This work was performed at the California Institute of Technology under contract to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 July 2008
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7016, Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems II, 701626 (12 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.788567
Show Author Affiliations
Megan K. Crane, Spitzer Science Ctr., California Institute of Technology (United States)
Lisa J. Storrie-Lombardi, Spitzer Science Ctr., California Institute of Technology (United States)
Nancy A. Silbermann, Spitzer Science Ctr., California Institute of Technology (United States)
Luisa M. Rebull, Spitzer Science Ctr., California Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7016:
Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems II
Roger J. Brissenden; David R. Silva, Editor(s)

© SPIE. Terms of Use
Back to Top