Accession Number : AD0846241

Title :   Flexible Guidance Software System.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. Mar-Dec 68 on Phase 1A,

Corporate Author : IBM FEDERAL SYSTEMS DIV-WEST LOS ANGELES CA

Personal Author(s) : Robbins, Howard M.

Report Date : DEC 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 229

Abstract : The design of key elements of the Flexible Guidance Software System was continued to establish feasibility of the concepts and to finalize design requirements. The system concepts were originally established in an earlier study of quick-reaction guidance. The Flexible Guidance Software System is a ground-based data processing system employed in the preparation of software for spacecraft computers. The system is highly automatic and is designed to reduce the manual labor involved in the analysis, test and development, and validation phases of the software preparation process. Emphasis was placed on the development of a Mission Planner Program to generate reference trajectories and operational data for a broad class of missions and vehicles. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SPACE FLIGHT, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING), (*NAVIGATION COMPUTERS, INPUT OUTPUT DEVICES), SPACECRAFT, DATA PROCESSING, COMPUTERS, MISSION PROFILES, ORBITS, SPACE NAVIGATION, AUTOMATIC PILOTS, PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES, OPTIMIZATION, ALGORITHMS, TABLES(DATA).

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware
      Space Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE