Accession Number:

AD0631722

Title:

DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS OF A VERSATILE SEMI -AUTOMATIC SATELLITE TESTER,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV SILVER SPRING MD APPLIED PHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1962-11-16

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

In order to improve the accuracy and to expedite the testing processes, a commercially available automatic data logging system was incorporated into a new satellite system tester. The data logging system selected was comprised of a digital voltmeter, 100 channel circuit scanner, and a paper tape data printer. This unit together with patch boards, switches, power supplies, battery chargers, etc., is combined into a versatile satellite tester. The new test set has distinct advantages over previous units in that It has improved accuracy due to the 0.1 percent or better resolution of the digital voltmeter. A higher data accumulation rate is afforded by the automatic scanner and printer. Ease of modification is enhanced through the use of patch board wiring techniques. The test set is designed so that it can later be modified for use with other satellites. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Ground Support Systems and Facilities for Space Vehicles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE