Accession Number : ADA214868

Title :   Delta 181 Sensor Module Command Center.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,

Corporate Author : JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV LAUREL MD APPLIED PHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Heins, R J ; Chacos, A A ; Hermes, M J

PDF Url : ADA214868

Report Date : Sep 1989

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : An APL-designed sensor module was launched into orbit and performed a number of significant SDI Delta 181 program experiments. Sensor module on-orbit command and control operations involved a network of worldwide facilities called the control complex. A major component was the sensor module command center, which was designed, installed, and operated by APL. This document presents an overview of command center system design. Particular emphasis is given to the hardware design and interface to worldwide assets. Pertinent detail of the Delta 181 control complex and command center mission operations is given to place the design in overall context. The command center design is described within the context of the Delta 181 mission. After completion of the Delta 181 mission, a modified version of the command center was used to successfully support the Delta Star mission in March 1989. Mission control center and network design concepts developed for these programs is being over to ongoing development of similar applications. Keywords: Command and control; Ground system; SDIO; Real time operations; Sensor module command center; Telemetry monitor. (JHD)

Descriptors :   *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, *CONTROL CENTERS, *STRATEGIC DEFENSE INITIATIVE, *MILITARY SATELLITES, CONTROL, FACILITIES, GLOBAL, GROUND LEVEL, COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS, REAL TIME, TELEMETER SYSTEMS

Subject Categories : Unmanned Spacecraft
      Antimissile Defense Systems
      Military Intelligence
      Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE