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Upgrade of the Thermal Vacuum Data System at NASA/GSFCThe Goddard Space Flight Center's new thermal vacuum data acquisition system is a networked client-sever application that enables lab operations crews to monitor all tests from a central location. The GSFC thermal vacuum lab consists of eleven chambers in Building 7 and one chamber in Building 10. The new data system was implemented for several reasons. These included the need for centralized data collection, more flexible and easier to use operator interface, greater data accessibility, a reduction in testing time and cost, and increased payload and personnel safety. Additionally, a new data system was needed for year-2000 compliance. This paper discusses the incorporation of the Thermal Vacuum Data System (TVDS) within the thermal vacuum lab at GSFC, its features and capabilities and lessons learned in its implementation. Additional topics include off-center (Internet) capability for remote monitoring and the role of TVDS in the efforts to automate thermal vacuum chamber operations.
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Document Type
Conference Paper
Palmer, John
(ManTech Systems Engineering Corp. Greenbelt, MD United States)
Date Acquired
August 19, 2013
Publication Date
October 1, 2000
Publication Information
Publication: Twenty-first Space Simulation Conference: The Future of Space Simulation Testing in the 21st Century
Subject Category
Documentation And Information Science
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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