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Portable computing - A fielded interactive scientific application in a small off-the-shelf packageExperience with the design and implementation of a portable computing system for STS crew-conducted science is discussed. Principal-Investigator-in-a-Box (PI) will help the SLS-2 astronauts perform vestibular (human orientation system) experiments in flight. PI is an interactive system that provides data acquisition and analysis, experiment step rescheduling, and various other forms of reasoning to astronaut users. The hardware architecture of PI consists of a computer and an analog interface box. 'Off-the-shelf' equipment is employed in the system wherever possible in an effort to use widely available tools and then to add custom functionality and application codes to them. Other projects which can help prospective teams to learn more about portable computing in space are also discussed.
Document ID
19940034836
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Groleau, Nicolas (Recom Technologies, Inc.; NASA, Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Hazelton, Lyman (MIT Cambridge, MA, United States)
Frainier, Rich (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Compton, Michael (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Colombano, Silvano (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Szolovits, Peter (MIT Cambridge, MA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 16, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1993
Publication Information
Publication: In: AIAA Computing in Aerospace Conference, 9th, San Diego, CA, Oct. 19-21, 1993, Technical Papers. Pt. 2 (A94-11401 01-62)
Subject Category
COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Report/Patent Number
AIAA PAPER 93-4599
Distribution Limits
Public
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