Accession Number : AD0485466

Title :   RECOMMENDATIONS FOR REDUCING GEMINI B AGE VANS AND EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS.

Descriptive Note : Technical operating rept.,

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CA EL SEGUNDO TECHNICAL OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s) : Kingston, M. D.

Report Date : JAN 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : The Gemini B AGE portions of the Manned Orbiting Laboratory Pre-Phase 1 Study Program documents have been reviewed. A detailed analysis has been made and a scheme for a considerable reduction in the number of vans and equipment required is presented here. The proposed configurations are shown in two figures and two tables. Figures 1 and 2 present a scheme for reducing the number of Gemini B AGE vans from three (OGE van No. 1, OGE van No. 2, and MGE van No. 1) to two (OGE van No. 1 and OGE/MGE van No. 2). This has been accomplished by: (1) eliminating redundant equipment (in vans 1, 2, and 3, the payload control room, and data transmission/instrumentation room); (2) regrouping equipment and rack configurations; (3) reducing excessive recording requirements; and (4) by using existing Titan 3 data transmission capabilities for transmission of control and monitor signals. Major equipment configuration changes recommended are summarized.

Descriptors :   (*MANNED SPACECRAFT, GROUND SUPPORT EQUIPMENT), (*SPACE CAPSULES, GROUND SUPPORT EQUIPMENT), REDUCTION, TELEMETERING DATA, TELEMETERING TRANSMITTERS, PULSE CODE MODULATION, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, MAGNETIC RECORDING SYSTEMS, DIGITAL COMPUTERS, DIGITAL SYSTEMS, INSTRUMENTATION, POWER SUPPLIES, MONITORS, PAYLOAD, LAUNCH VEHICLES.

Subject Categories : Ground Support Sys & Facil For Space Vehicles
      Manned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE