New Techniques in Telemetry Data Processing for the Apollo/Saturn S-II Program
AffiliationNorth American Aviation, Inc.
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AbstractThe Apollo/Saturn S-II telemetry data processing systems are described from concept through development and fabrication. The systems are large-scale, dual computer-controlled systems that accept PCM, PAM, PDM, FM/FM, and FM data and are capable of processing raw data for display as time-history digital plots, tabulations, or oscillograph recordings. Stored-program decommutators which eliminate distribution patchboards for each data word are integrated into the system, thus, providing a flexible means of routing data with a minimum of human error. High-speed digital plotter/printers produce final annotated plots of selected channels for engineering reports, Small general-purpose computers are integrated in the system to establish data flow discipline. The computers function as an entry for operation control and for preparation and loading information to all programmable equipment, interconnecting digital equipment, process monitoring, and diagnostic testing of subsystem operation. Versatility of computer or manual systems control provides an optimum telemetry data processing environment. Advanced techniques are briefly discussed as related to these and other telemetry data processing systems.
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