Accession Number : ADA290941

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 3. Program Maintenance Manual.

Corporate Author : RDP INC WALTHAM MA

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

PDF Url : ADA290941

Report Date : 11 OCT 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 310

Abstract : The objective of the Program Maintenance Manual for the DMSP SSIES flight data processing software is to provide AFSFC programming personnel with the information necessary to understand and maintain 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 Program Maintenance Manual describes the three programs which constitute the AFSFC SSIES processing system: BNBA, LDCON02 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.

Descriptors :   *PROGRAMMING MANUALS, *METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITES, *IONOSPHERIC PROPAGATION, TEST AND EVALUATION, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, CONVERSION, FILES(RECORDS), MAINTENANCE, DATA PROCESSING, DATA MANAGEMENT, MONITORING, PLASMAS(PHYSICS), METEOROLOGICAL DATA, QUALITY, FORMATS, INSTRUMENTATION, DATA DISPLAYS, TELEMETERING DATA.

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Computer Programming and Software
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE