Accession Number:

ADA207043

Title:

Space Science Instrumentation

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Oct 1986-30 Sep 1988

Corporate Author:

WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-03-15

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

This grant was intended to be used for the purchase of high quality laboratory and data analysis instrumentation for the pursuit of space plasma physics research. Two of the first purchases were a 6250 BPI magnetic tape drive and a large, fast disk drive. These improved our satellite data analysis capability greatly and reduced the system backup time. With the big disk drive it became possible to dump entire magnetic tapes to disk for faster, more efficient processing. Several microcomputers improve both personnel computing as well as general connectivity within the group and on campus in general. Other microcomputers function in our laboratory setting by acting as hosts for several instrument interfaces for communication with satellite and balloon payloads as well as laboratory VLF signal processing equipment. Perhaps the single most expensive item purchased was an analog tape drive for reading and writing 16 in. analog magnetic tapes. This analog tape drive is used for the direct processing of FM and directly recorded telemetry data from our balloon and rocket payloads.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Hardware
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Astronautics
  • Telemetry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE