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Design And Operational Features Of The Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope Flight And Ground Software
Author(s): Ronald A. Parise; Peter J. Kenny
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Paper Abstract

The NASA Office of Space Sciences and Applications is sponsoring a series of space shuttle missions named Astro-n which are dedicated to a variety of astronomical projects. These missions will be the first in which the Space Shuttle crew will be interactively operating an astronomical observatory which is fixed in the payload bay. The operation of an instrument in such an environment requires a considerable amount of software both on board and on the ground. The Spacelab Experiment Computer provides generalized interactive telemetry display and command processing services through the Experiment Computer Operating System. The experimenter must then design a software package for his Dedicated Experiment Processor which can provide complete control of his instrument as well as communicate with the Experiment Computer. In this paper we describe the design considerations and operational features of the Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope Dedicated Experiment Processor and Instrument Ground Support Equipment software.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 January 1984
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0445, Instrumentation in Astronomy V, (9 January 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.966164
Show Author Affiliations
Ronald A. Parise, Computer Sciences Corporation (United States)
Peter J. Kenny, NASA/Goddard Space-Flight Center (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0445:
Instrumentation in Astronomy V
Alec Boksenberg; David L. Crawford, Editor(s)

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