Accession Number : ADA192846

Title :   MAXIE-1 (Magnetospheric Atmospheric X-ray Imaging Experiment).

Descriptive Note : Progress rept. 1 Jan-31 Mar 88,

Corporate Author : LOCKHEED MISSILES AND SPACE CO INC PALO ALTO CALIF SPACE SCIENCES LAB

Personal Author(s) : Imhof, William L ; Voss, Henry D ; Chinn, Victor

PDF Url : ADA192846

Report Date : 23 Mar 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The satellite flight of the MAXIE-1 (Magnetospheric Atmospheric X-Ray Imaging Experiment) instrument is being implemented under ONR (the Office of Naval Research) sponsorship. The MAXIE-1 instrument is being developed as a joint activity of Lockheed, the Aerospace Corporation, and the University of Bergen; much of the Lockheed development has been done under the Independent Research Program. Under ONR sponsorship that institution is responsible for managing the program, for providing spacecraft interface requirements, for providing interface electronics for conditioning sensor signals, for developing test software and for conducting environmental tests needed for flight. This report describes some of the interface activities undertaken in the last three months including the Interface Critical Design Review. Interactions have continued with co-investigators at the Aerospace Corp. and at the University of Bergen. A common board has been designed to condition spacecraft signals so as to make them compatible with the MAXIE instrument and vice-versa for the MAXIE signals. A breadboard of this common board has been fabricated and tested.

Descriptors :   *SCIENTIFIC SATELLITES, *X RAY APPARATUS, *EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, ELECTRONICS, ENVIRONMENTAL TESTS, FLIGHT, INTERFACES, REQUIREMENTS, SIGNALS, BREADBOARD MODELS, SIGNAL PROCESSING, DATA REDUCTION

Subject Categories : Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE