Accession Number : ADA304894

Title :   A Description of the PANSAT Command Language.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Nichols, Troy M.

PDF Url : ADA304894

Report Date : SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 156

Abstract : This thesis details the PANSAT Command Language (PCL). The PCL is used for the efficient and reliable operation and commanding of PANSAT. This thesis describes each command of the PCL in detail and precisely defines the intended behavior and anticipated response a command will have on the various states of PANSAT. This thesis develops the user-syntax as well as the protocol-syntax for the PCL and begins to identify potential contingency scenarios. Numerous options and issues that were considered during the PCL development are provided and explanations given as to why certain options were chosen, while others were abandoned.

Descriptors :   *PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES, *MILITARY SATELLITES, ALGORITHMS, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, COMMAND CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS, DIGITAL SYSTEMS, DATA MANAGEMENT, COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE, EFFICIENCY, THESES, INPUT OUTPUT PROCESSING, TELEMETERING DATA, COMPUTER PROGRAM VERIFICATION, DATA LINKS, DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS, COMMUNICATION SATELLITES, SYNTAX, MASS STORAGE, COMPUTER PROGRAM RELIABILITY, TELEMETERING TRANSMITTERS, TELEMETERING ANTENNAS.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Unmanned Spacecraft
      Telemetry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE