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Shuttle Avionics Integration LaboratoryThe SAIL (Shuttle Avionics Integration Laboratory) has been established to provide direct in-line support to the space shuttle program. The SAIL provides a central facility where the avionics and related flight hardware, flight software, and flight procedures will be brought together for integration and verification testing. The basic approach is to utilize qualifiable avionics flight hardware to the greatest extent possible. Where this is not feasible, flight hardware simulators are developed that provide the electrical/electronic termination, stimulation, and signal interface to the flight hardware that it would actually encounter in the shuttle vehicle. This paper discusses the existing laboratory configuration supporting the approach and landing test phase of the shuttle program, the operational experience gained to date, and the design of the laboratory elements to support the orbital flight test phase.
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Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Conference Proceedings
Chambers, T. V.
(NASA Johnson Space Center Avionics Systems Engineering Div., Houston, Tex., United States)
Date Acquired
August 9, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1977
Subject Category
Ground Support Systems And Facilities (Space)
Report/Patent Number
AIAA PAPER 77-1416
Meeting Information
Meeting: Computers in Aerospace Conference
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Start Date: October 31, 1977
End Date: November 2, 1977
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