Development of Ada language control software for the NASA power management and distribution test bedThe Ada language software developed to control the NASA Lewis Research Center's Power Management and Distribution testbed is described. The testbed is a reduced-scale prototype of the electric power system to be used on space station Freedom. It is designed to develop and test hardware and software for a 20-kHz power distribution system. The distributed, multiprocessor, testbed control system has an easy-to-use operator interface with an understandable English-text format. A simple interface for algorithm writers that uses the same commands as the operator interface is provided, encouraging interactive exploration of the system.
Wright, Ted (NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Mackin, Michael (NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Gantose, Dave (Sverdrup Technology, Inc. Middleburg Heights, OH, United States)