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Engineering graphics data entry for space station data baseThe entry of graphical engineering data into the Space Station Data Base was examined. Discussed were: representation of graphics objects; representation of connectivity data; graphics capture hardware; graphics display hardware; site-wide distribution of graphics, and consolidation of tools and hardware. A fundamental assumption was that existing equipment such as IBM based graphics capture software and VAX networked facilities would be exploited. Defensible conclusions reached after study and simulations of use of these systems at the engineering level are: (1) existing IBM based graphics capture software is an adequate and economical means of entry of schematic and block diagram data for present and anticipated electronic systems for Space Station; (2) connectivity data from the aforementioned system may be incorporated into the envisioned Space Station Data Base with modest effort; (3) graphics and connectivity data captured on the IBM based system may be exported to the VAX network in a simple and direct fashion; (4) graphics data may be displayed site-wide on VT-125 terminals and lookalikes; (5) graphics hard-copy may be produced site-wide on various dot-matrix printers; and (6) the system may provide integrated engineering services at both the engineering and engineering management level.
Document ID
19860021953
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Lacovara, R. C. (Stevens Inst. of Tech. Hoboken, NJ, United States)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
July 1, 1986
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Johnson Space Center NASA/American Society for Engineering Educati
Subject Category
ENGINEERING (GENERAL)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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