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Record 7 of 2818
The application of Open System Architecture to planetary surface systems
Author and Affiliation:
Petri, D. A.(NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, United States)
Pieniazek, L. A.(NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, United States)
Toups, L. D.(Lockheed Engineering and Sciences Co., Houston, TX, United States)
Abstract: The issues that future planet surface activities must confront are explored, the basic concepts that provide the basis for establishing an Open System Architecture (OSA) are defined, the appropriate features of such an architecture are identified, and examples of OSAs are discussed. OSAs are designed to provide flexibility and evolutionary growth of planet surface systems to support the users needs. An OSA is based on two fundamental principles: precise definition of component functionality and the establishment of standards. An OAS must be functionally decomposed, top down, to identify all functions, subfunctions, subsubfunctions, etc., that are required to be performed by the system. There is an allocation of function, or process, to components. The functional packaging within a component becomes the user's primary perception of the system. The standards of an OSA enable the user to attain the full functional capabilities inherent in the system.
Publication Date: Jan 01, 1992
Document ID:
19930058020
(Acquired Dec 28, 1995)
Accession Number: 93A42017
Subject Category: GROUND SUPPORT SYSTEMS AND FACILITIES (SPACE)
Document Type: Conference Paper
Publication Information: In: Engineering, construction, and operations in space - III: Space '92; Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference, Denver, CO, May 31-June 4, 1992. Vol. 1 (A93-41976 17-12); p. 469-482.; (SEE A93-41976)
Publisher Information: American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, United States
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: NASA Johnson Space Center; Houston, TX, United States
Description: 14p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: PLANETARY BASES; PLANETARY SURFACES; SYSTEMS ENGINEERING; LUNAR BASES; LUNAR CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT; MISSION PLANNING; SPACE EXPLORATION
Imprint And Other Notes: In: Engineering, construction, and operations in space - III: Space '92; Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference, Denver, CO, May 31-June 4, 1992. Vol. 1 (A93-41976 17-12), p. 469-482.
Availability Source: Other Sources
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