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Telescience - Concepts And Contributions To The Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer Mission
Author(s): Will Marchant; Carl Dobson; Supriya Chakrabarti; Roger F. Malina
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Paper Abstract

A goal of the telescience concept is to allow scientists to use remotely located instruments as they would in their laboratory. Another goal is to increase reliability and scientific return of these instruments. In this paper we discuss the role of transparent software tools in development, integration, and postlaunch environments to achieve hands on access to the instrument. The use of transparent tools helps to reduce the parallel development of capability and to assure that valuable pre-launch experience is not lost in the operations phase. We also discuss the use of simulation as a rapid prototyping technique. Rapid prototyping provides a cost-effective means of using an iterative approach to instrument design. By allowing inexpensive produc-tion of testbeds, scientists can quickly tune the instrument to produce the desired scientific data. Using portions of the Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer (EUVE) system, we examine some of the results of preliminary tests in the use of simulation and tran-sparent tools. Additionally, we discuss our efforts to upgrade our software "EUVE electronics" simulator to emulate a full instrument, and give the pros and cons of the simulation facilities we have developed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 October 1987
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0851, Space Station Automation III, (31 October 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.942905
Show Author Affiliations
Will Marchant, University of California (United States)
Carl Dobson, University of California (United States)
Supriya Chakrabarti, University of California (United States)
Roger F. Malina, University of California (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0851:
Space Station Automation III
Wun C. Chiou, Editor(s)

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