TELEMETRY PROCESSING FOR THE AIR FORCE SATELLITE CONTROL FACILITY
AuthorMichaud, Colonel Normand
AffiliationHQ Air Force Satellite Control Facility (AFSCF)
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AbstractThis paper describes the telemetry processing capability of the Data System Modernization (DSM) system being developed at the Air Force Satellite Control Facility (AFSCF) for real-time or off-line processing, storage, and display of satellite telemetry data. The system accepts multiple satellite streams from the AFSCF Remote Tracking Stations (RTS) through a wide-band communications segment to the communication interface support equipment (IBM Series 1 computers) for processing analysis and display in the Mission Control Complexes (MCC). Dual IBM 370 series computers process the telemetry data for real-time command and control, while archiving on the disk and tape for future mission planning and post flight analysis. Real-time displays are located in the MCC’s or program dedicated work areas. The network is configured for support by RCC where generic checkout of the entire data distribution and telemetry system is performed prior to release for mission support to an MCC. The system is designed for the large diverse satellite population of the AFSCF with growth for future requirements.
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