Accession Number : ADA290913

Title :   The Topside Ionospheric Plasma Monitor (SSIES, SSIES-2 and SSIES-3) on the Spacecraft of the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP), User's Guide. Volume 2: Programmer's Guide for Software at AFSFC.

Descriptive Note : Scientific rept. no. 4,

Corporate Author : RDP INC WALTHAM MA

Personal Author(s) : Cornelius, J. R. ; Mazzella, Andrew J., Jr

PDF Url : ADA290913

Report Date : 11 OCT 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 79

Abstract : The objective of the Programmer's Guide for the DMSP SSIES flight data processing software is to provide AFSFC personnel with the information necessary to understand and use the various components of the system. This software has been specifically developed to process the SSIES-2 and SSIES-2A data formats, with provisions for retroactive adaptation to the original SSIES format and future adaptation to the SSIES-3 format. This Programmer's Guide describes the three programs which constitute the AFSFC SSIES processing system: BNBA, LDCONO2 and APGA. The BNBA program performs data format conversions for the various SSIES telemetry data formats to generate a common file format for subsequent processing by the APGA program. The LDCONO2 program generates the reference parameter file of satellite and instrument conversion constants and processing options for use by the APGA program. The APGA program performs quality evaluations and analyses of the SSIES telemetry data to create database files and reports of quantities which characterize the ionosphere. (AN)

Descriptors :   *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, *IONOSPHERE, *SUBROUTINES, TEST AND EVALUATION, DATA BASES, COMPUTER PROGRAM DOCUMENTATION, PROGRAMMING MANUALS, USER MANUALS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, DATA MANAGEMENT, DISTRIBUTED DATA PROCESSING, MONITORING, PLASMAS(PHYSICS), INPUT OUTPUT PROCESSING, METEOROLOGICAL DATA, METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITES, FORMATS, DATA DISPLAYS, TELEMETERING DATA, COMPUTER FILES.

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE