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AUTOMATIC COMPUTER DATA BASE ENTRY AND SETUP OF A DECOMMUTATION SYSTEMRogers, M. Kimberley; Lamb, Gina L.; Ashmore, James H.; Schuh, Richard A.; General Dynamics Convair Division; Loral Instrumentation (International Foundation for Telemetering, 1986-10)This paper presents a method developed to automate the data base entry and setup of the ADS 100 Decommutation System. Automation was accomplished by interfacing an existing RS-232C port with a VAX computer. Other available interface options are considered. The automated system provides a method for rapid data entry while minimizing errors. Automation also eliminates the continuing requirement for a skilled ADS 100 programmer. Additional topics reviewed are the various problems encountered while developing the interface. Also discussed is the development and interface of host computer software, including the predefined ADS 100 record structures. The final result is a complete and accurate digital data base setup in the ADS 100 system.