A PROGRAMMATIC OVERVIEW OF THE DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE RICS
AuthorSnider, Christopher W.
AffiliationEglin Air Force Base
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AbstractThe Range Instrumentation and Control System (RICS) is a network of personal computers (PCs), routers, and switches designed to transport time-space-position information (TSPI) and/or other data between multiple Test Sites and data reduction facilities. The typical use of RICS will be the transport of TSPI data from a System Under Test (SUT) to a Focus Site for real-time display and post-mission analysis of the data. This capability will be expanded to include the transport of telemetry (TM), video, and communications data via the RICS. This paper will discuss the overall hardware design of the RICS. It will further describe the programmatic issues encountered during the implementation phase of the RICS project. The paper will describe the initial design criteria, the selection of hardware to implement the design, problems encountered with the implementation of the hardware, solutions and workarounds to the problems encountered, and lessons learned during the entire process.
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