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NASA Spaceborne Digital Computer Systems
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Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), California Institute of Technology, Aerospace Systems Inc., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Intermetrics Inc., and Aerospace Systems, Inc.
 
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NASA Spaceborne Digital Computer Systems
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Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), California Institute of Technology, Aerospace Systems Inc., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Intermetrics Inc., and Aerospace Systems, Inc.

 


Explains and discusses system architecture, computational capability (precision, speed, throughput, memory capacity, input/output capability, instruction repertoir), adaptability (expandability, flexibility, compatibility), provisions for interface with other components, software (support, applications programs, ease of programming), cost (money, power, weight, volume, time), reliability (fault tolerance, failure rate, redundancy, easy of checkout), environment (temperature, shock and vibration, electromagnetic and nuclear radiation, noise, power flucutations), packaging and cabling design.

 

Tells about computer systems used in these missiles and rockets:
  • Atlas
  • Saturn I
  • Titan 2/3-C
  • Centaur
  • Gemini
  • Sabre 2
  • Saturn 1B/5
  • Titan 3-C
  • Apollo CS/LM
  • Agena
  • X-15
  • Apollo LM-AEA
  • Minuteman 2
  • MOL
  • Gemini experiment
  • OAO-B
  • Improved Centaur
  • Advanced IMP
  • Minuteman 3
  • Mariner '71
  • And many, many others
Covers designs and systems by:
  • IBM
  • ARMA Micro
  • Librascope
  • Univac
  • MIT/Raytheon
  • Autonetics
  • Honeywell
  • TRW
  • CDC
  • NASA/Westinghouse
  • And others
Covers:
  • Spaceborne computer functions
  • Systems design
  • Physical characteristics
  • Environmental design factors
  • Reliability and fault tolerance
  • Testing and checkout
  • Design criteria
  • Design tradeoffs
  • System design
  • Simulation
  • Testing and control
  • Reliability and fault tolerance
  • Recommended practices
  • Design tradeoffs
  • System design
  • Testing and checkout
  • Reliability and fault tolerance
  • References
  • Glossary
An exceptional resource for hard-to-find specifications and data on early NASA computer systems.  Originally published in March 1971.
 

(sample illustrations, reduced in size and resolution)





 
83 pages, 11 illustrations, 11 x 8-1/2" size, quality bound. $15.95

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