Accession Number : AD0787505

Title :   A Guide to the TIP Computer.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,

Corporate Author : JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV SILVER SPRING MD APPLIED PHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Utterback,H. K.

Report Date : SEP 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 84

Abstract : The TIP (Transit Improvement Satellite) flight computer is a general purpose machine with specialized input/output logic to service the unique spacecraft functions. This report is a handbook for programming the TIP computer. A description of the registers is followed by a complete explanation of the instruction set. Use of the assembly program, ARTIC, is explained with some coding examples. Use of the computer simulator is also presented with instructions on the basic software, i.e., a bootstrap, a loader, a memory pump, and two diagnostics. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Spacecraft components, *Navigation computers, Central processing units, Memory devices, Shift registers, Computer programming, Flight control systems

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware
      Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE