Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/606662
Title:
An On-Board Processor for OAO-C
Author:
Trevathan, C. E.; Hartenstein, R. G.; Taylord, T. D.
Affiliation:
Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA
Issue Date:
1969-09
Rights:
Copyright © International Foundation for Telemetering
Collection Information:
Proceedings from the International Telemetering Conference are made available by the International Foundation for Telemetering and the University of Arizona Libraries. Visit http://www.telemetry.org/index.php/contact-us if you have questions about items in this collection.
Publisher:
International Foundation for Telemetering
Journal:
International Telemetering Conference Proceedings
Abstract:
This paper describes the design of a stored program computer for spacecraft use and its application on the fourth Orbiting Astronomical Observatory (OAO-C). The computer, referred to as OBP-2, is a medium scale, parallel machine and has a memory capacity of 16,384 words of 18 bits each. It possesses a comprehensive instruction repertoire and operates on 45 watts of power (including the DC to DC converter). The machine operates at a 667 KHz rate and executes an add instruction in 7.5 microseconds. The primary function of OBP-2 on OAO-C will be auxiliary command storage, spacecraft monitoring and malfunction reporting, data compression and status summary, and possible performance of emergency corrective action for certain anomalous situations.
Sponsors:
International Foundation for Telemetering
ISSN:
0884-5123; 0074-9079
Additional Links:
http://www.telemetry.org/

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleAn On-Board Processor for OAO-Cen_US
dc.contributor.authorTrevathan, C. E.en
dc.contributor.authorHartenstein, R. G.en
dc.contributor.authorTaylord, T. D.en
dc.contributor.departmentGoddard Space Flight Center, NASAen
dc.date.issued1969-09en
dc.rightsCopyright © International Foundation for Telemeteringen
dc.description.collectioninformationProceedings from the International Telemetering Conference are made available by the International Foundation for Telemetering and the University of Arizona Libraries. Visit http://www.telemetry.org/index.php/contact-us if you have questions about items in this collection.en
dc.publisherInternational Foundation for Telemeteringen
dc.description.abstractThis paper describes the design of a stored program computer for spacecraft use and its application on the fourth Orbiting Astronomical Observatory (OAO-C). The computer, referred to as OBP-2, is a medium scale, parallel machine and has a memory capacity of 16,384 words of 18 bits each. It possesses a comprehensive instruction repertoire and operates on 45 watts of power (including the DC to DC converter). The machine operates at a 667 KHz rate and executes an add instruction in 7.5 microseconds. The primary function of OBP-2 on OAO-C will be auxiliary command storage, spacecraft monitoring and malfunction reporting, data compression and status summary, and possible performance of emergency corrective action for certain anomalous situations.en
dc.description.sponsorshipInternational Foundation for Telemeteringen
dc.identifier.issn0884-5123en
dc.identifier.issn0074-9079en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/606662en
dc.identifier.journalInternational Telemetering Conference Proceedingsen
dc.typetexten
dc.typeProceedingsen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.telemetry.org/en
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