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The EIP: a standard experimenter interface panel for NASA airborne science
Author(s): Joshua B. Forgione; Jeffrey R. Grose; Jeffrey S. Myers; Carl E. Sorenson; Roy G. Vogler
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Paper Abstract

NASA operates a fleet of piloted and UAV aircraft to perform a variety of Earth Science and emergency observation [1]. NASA's recent move toward sensor-web mission architectures requires a corresponding upgrade to its payload systems. NASA Airborne Science payloads will now interface to a new standard Experimenter Interface Panel (EIP), presented here. This discussion will cover the standard interface from the payload perspective. Details are provided on payload interface, cockpit control (for manned aircraft), technical design, network physical layer, qualification, and maintenance. Analyses are provided to support high-altitude design 'rules of thumb' and design decisions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 October 2012
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 8516, Remote Sensing System Engineering IV, 85160A (23 October 2012);
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Joshua B. Forgione, NASA Ames Research Ctr. (United States)
Jeffrey R. Grose, Univ. of California, Santa Cruz (United States)
Jeffrey S. Myers, Univ. of California, Santa Cruz (United States)
Carl E. Sorenson, Univ. of California, Santa Cruz (United States)
Roy G. Vogler, Arctic Slope Regional Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8516:
Remote Sensing System Engineering IV
Philip E. Ardanuy; Jeffery J. Puschell, Editor(s)

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