Accession Number:

ADA070634

Title:

Department of Defense Space Transportation System Orbiter Avionics Software Integration Study. Analysis of Orbiter Systems to Meet MASE Requirements.

Descriptive Note:

Special study rept. Feb-Apr 79,

Corporate Author:

IBM FEDERAL SYSTEMS DIV HOUSTON TX

Report Date:

1979-04-17

Pagination or Media Count:

61.0

Abstract:

This study analyzes the use of the Space Shuttle Orbiter data processing subsystems in satisfying requirements for the integral astronaut participation in selected DoD space shuttle experiments. Key aspect of the study was the analysis, based on system implementation, to determine degrees of data protection from unauthorized use. Typical image processing and enhancing techniques versus display response time for astronaut interactions were assessed. The study concluded that a degree of data protection is achieved with the present orbiter avionics system by isolating one of the five general purpose computers with an out-of-sync procedure. Additional levels of data protection could be achieved only with additional hardware. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Hardware
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE