• Processing Radiation Data on Board TIROS-N Satellite

      Wisniewski, J. H.; Ford Aerospace & Communications Corp. (International Foundation for Telemetering, 1977-10)
      The function of the data processing unit (DPU) as part of a space environment monitor subsystem is described, with emphasis on special features in the data handling process. Important design goals for achieving DPU performance are outlined. Design implementation to achieve these goals is discussed. Some of the more complex circuits are described in detail as examples of onboard data processing. The packaging approach for effecting savings in weight and power is also presented.