Design and Development of the Generic Controller Assembly
Final rept. 17 Aug 90-10 Nov 97
ASSURANCE TECHNOLOGY CORP CARLISLE MA
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This contract had as its goal to develop a generic controller capability that could be adapted to any system the USAF chooses to fly in space. During its development, a need arose for controllers to support two USAF space flights, a Shuttle based Charged Analysis and Wake Studies CHAWS system and a satellite-based Flight Model Discharge System FMDS. The generic nature of the hardware and software under development simplified the task of providing generic controller systems that could readily support the two very diverse programs. This report gives the details of the hardware and software of the controller and supporting test equipment for the two missions. It shows that it sufficient capability is built into a controller for a complex mission, then other simpler missions need only be a subset of the original controller hardware and software. Both controller flight units supported their respected missions flawlessly.
- Command, Control and Communications Systems