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Adaptation of a software development methodology to the implementation of a large-scale data acquisition and control systemA progress report is presented on a program to upgrade the existing NASA Deep Space Network in terms of a redesigned computer-controlled data acquisition system for channelling tracking, telemetry, and command data between a California-based control center and three signal processing centers in Australia, California, and Spain. The methodology for the improvements is oriented towards single subsystem development with consideration for a multi-system and multi-subsystem network of operational software. Details of the existing hardware configurations and data transmission links are provided. The program methodology includes data flow design, interface design and coordination, incremental capability availability, increased inter-subsystem developmental synthesis and testing, system and network level synthesis and testing, and system verification and validation. The software has been implemented thus far to a 65 percent completion level, and the methodology being used to effect the changes, which will permit enhanced tracking and communication with spacecraft, has been concluded to feature effective techniques.
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Document Type
Conference Paper
Madrid, G. A.
(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Westmoreland, P. T.
(California Institute of Technology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Office of Telecommunications and Data Acquisition Engineering, Pasadena CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1983
Subject Category
Computer Programming And Software
Report/Patent Number
AIAA PAPER 83-2412
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