• High-Level Graphical User Interface to Streamline Mission Management of Dynamically Growing Data Transport Systems

      Hoffman, Richard W.; GDP Space Systems (International Foundation for Telemetering, 2012-10)
      As data transport systems become exponentially larger and more complex, the need to simplify the level of user involvement in establishing the intercommunication pathways becomes increasingly vital to streamlined, effective mission management. The proliferation of open-architecture, modular approaches to data transport and multiplexing systems shows the need for a unified, high-level control scheme that helps to flatten the users' learning curve for increasingly sophisticated, expanding systems. Implementing a control package with the functionality described in this paper will improve the user experience by eliminating the need for low level hardware management, minimizing system network footprint and unifying this functionality for a diverse hardware package.