Accession Number : ADA293263

Title :   Computer Interface Development for the Petite Amateur Navy Satellite (PANSAT) Simulator.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Calvert, Thomas C.

PDF Url : ADA293263

Report Date : DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 145

Abstract : This thesis describes the development of personal computer interfaces for the Digital Control Subsystem (DCS) and Electrical Power System (EPS) of the Naval Postgraduate School's Petite Amateur Navy Satellite Simulator project. The work includes a brief description of related PANSAT and PANSAT simulator subsystems. The laboratory activity that provided the information for this work, namely, programming in the LabVIEW software programs G graphical programming language, involved the generation of programming code for controlling and reading data from the simulators component subsystems. Where appropriate, there is limited discussion of key satellite and simulator component designs and installations. Through the use of documentation and illustrative figures, the programming and display components of the interfaces are shown to be functional in the simulator environment. Instructions for making anticipated design accommodations are included.

Descriptors :   *SIMULATORS, *INTERFACES, *SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS, *COMPUTER PROGRAM, DIGITAL SYSTEMS, DEPLOYMENT, CONTROL SYSTEMS, SPACECRAFT, ENVIRONMENTS, LOW ORBIT TRAJECTORIES, COMPUTERS, THESES, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, CODING, ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES, ELECTRIC POWER, LABORATORIES, MICROCOMPUTERS, NAVAL EQUIPMENT, ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT, READING.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE