• Fast Auroral Snapshot Explorer (FAST) Packet Processing System

      Shi, Jeff; Mao, Tony; Chesney, James; Speciale, Nicholas; RMS Technologies, Inc.; Data Systems Technology Division; NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center (International Foundation for Telemetering, 1993-10)
      This paper describes the design of a space telemetry level zero processing system for National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA's) Fast Auroral Snapshot Explorer (FAST) science mission. The design is based on a prototype Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) level zero processing system, and utilizes VLSI telemetry data processing functional components, VLSI system technologies, and Object-Oriented Programming. The system performs level zero processing functions based on Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems (CCSDS) data format [1], and features high data processing rates, highly automated operations, and Open Software Foundation (OSF)/Motif based Graphical User Interface (GUI).