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selection of a data acquisition and controls system communications and software architecture for johnson space center's space environment simulation laboratory thermal and vacuum test facilitiesUpgrade of data acquisition and controls systems software at Johnson Space Center's Space Environment Simulation Laboratory (SESL) involved the definition, evaluation and selection of a system communication architecture and software components. A brief discussion of the background of the SESL and its data acquisition and controls systems provides a context for discussion of the requirements for each selection. Further framework is provided as upgrades to these systems accomplished in the 1990s and in 2003 are compared to demonstrate the role that technological advances have had in their improvement. Both of the selections were similar in their three phases; 1) definition of requirements, 2) identification of candidate products and their evaluation and testing and 3) selection by comparison of requirement fulfillment. The candidates for the communication architecture selection embraced several different methodologies which are explained and contrasted. Requirements for this selection are presented and the selection process is described. Several candidates for the software component of the data acquisition and controls system are identified, requirements for evaluation and selection are presented, and the evaluation process is described.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Jordan, Eric A.
(Lockheed Martin Space Operations Houston, TX, United States)
Date Acquired
August 23, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2004
Subject Category
Computer Systems
Meeting Information
ISA EXPO 2004(Houston, TX)
Funding Number(s)
OTHER: 336-36-01-AP
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.