Accession Number:

ADA052766

Title:

SKYNET Applications Software Package (SASP) Operators' and Users' Handbook, Version 2.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

HARRY DIAMOND LABS ADELPHI MD

Report Date:

1978-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

89.0

Abstract:

Data acquisition and reduction on a large-scale systems generated electromagnetic pulse SGEMP test program are traditionally costly and tedious. The most widely used methods of acquiring and recording the system response waveforms involve the use of oscilloscopes and cameras, the waveforms being captured on Polaroid film. This method requires that the analog waveformsoscillograms be digitized, usually by hand, into a computer-compatible format prior to applying automated data analysis techniques. The amount of manual data handling and the need for many skilled technicians make this an error-sensitive and costly procedure. This report presents a new procedure for capturing and processing complex SGEMP transients. The method is incorporated into an SGEMP transportable Automated Recording System STARS. It reduces manual data handling significantly a major source of errors outputs data as computer compatible magnetic tapes, annotated hard copies, or both and lessens the manpower requirements for data acquisition and processing. The software implementation, SKYNET Applications Software Package SASP, is discussed here to provide STARS operators and users with the detailed information needed to effectively utilize the system.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE