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Space shuttle avionics system
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Author and Affiliation:
Hanaway, John F.(Intermetrics, Inc., Houston, TX., United States);
Moorehead, Robert W.(NASA, Washington, DC, United States)
Abstract: The Space Shuttle avionics system, which was conceived in the early 1970's and became operational in the 1980's represents a significant advancement of avionics system technology in the areas of systems and redundacy management, digital data base technology, flight software, flight control integration, digital fly-by-wire technology, crew display interface, and operational concepts. The origins and the evolution of the system are traced; the requirements, the constraints, and other factors which led to the final configuration are outlined; and the functional operation of the system is described. An overall system block diagram is included.
Publication Date: Jan 01, 1989
Document ID:
19900015844
(Acquired Nov 06, 1995)
Accession Number: 90N25160
Subject Category: SPACE TRANSPORTATION
Report/Patent Number: NASA-SP-504, S-579, NAS 1.21:504, LC-89-600316
Document Type: Technical Report
Publisher Information: United States
Contract/Grant/Task Num: NAS9-17826
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: NASA; Washington, DC, United States
Description: 75p; In English; Original contains color illustrations
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright
NASA Terms: AVIONICS; REDUNDANCY; SPACE SHUTTLES; SPECIFICATIONS; SYSTEMS ENGINEERING; SYSTEMS INTEGRATION; COMMAND AND CONTROL; DATA BASES; DIGITAL TECHNIQUES; DISPLAY DEVICES; FAIL-SAFE SYSTEMS; TRACKING (POSITION)
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