Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/607311
Title:
OVERVIEW OF THE NASA WALLOPS FLIGHT FACILITY MOBILE RANGE CONTROL SYSTEM
Author:
Davis, Rodney A.; Semancik, Susan K.; Smith, Donna C.; Stancil, Robert K. Jr
Affiliation:
NASA
Issue Date:
1999-10
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:
The NASA GSFC’s Wallops Flight Facility’s (WFF) Mobile Range Control System (MRCS) is based on the functionality of the WFF Range Control Center at Wallops Island, Virginia. The MRCS provides real time instantaneous impact predictions, real time flight performance data, and other critical information needed by mission and range safety personnel in support of range operations at remote launch sites. The MRCS integrates a PC telemetry processing system (TELPro), a PC radar processing system (PCDQS), multiple Silicon Graphics display workstations (IRIS), and communication links within a mobile van for worldwide support of orbital, suborbital, and aircraft missions. This paper describes the MRCS configuration; the TELPro’s capability to provide single/dual telemetry tracking and vehicle state data processing; the PCDQS’ capability to provide real time positional data and instantaneous impact prediction for up to 8 data sources; and the IRIS’ user interface for setup/display options. With portability, PC-based data processing, high resolution graphics, and flexible multiple source support, the MRCS system is proving to be responsive to the ever-changing needs of a variety of increasingly complex missions.
Keywords:
Mobile telemetry and radar tracking; real-time PC impact prediction; GPS and INS processing; SGI mission support graphics
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.titleOVERVIEW OF THE NASA WALLOPS FLIGHT FACILITY MOBILE RANGE CONTROL SYSTEMen_US
dc.contributor.authorDavis, Rodney A.en
dc.contributor.authorSemancik, Susan K.en
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Donna C.en
dc.contributor.authorStancil, Robert K. Jren
dc.contributor.departmentNASAen
dc.date.issued1999-10en
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.abstractThe NASA GSFC’s Wallops Flight Facility’s (WFF) Mobile Range Control System (MRCS) is based on the functionality of the WFF Range Control Center at Wallops Island, Virginia. The MRCS provides real time instantaneous impact predictions, real time flight performance data, and other critical information needed by mission and range safety personnel in support of range operations at remote launch sites. The MRCS integrates a PC telemetry processing system (TELPro), a PC radar processing system (PCDQS), multiple Silicon Graphics display workstations (IRIS), and communication links within a mobile van for worldwide support of orbital, suborbital, and aircraft missions. This paper describes the MRCS configuration; the TELPro’s capability to provide single/dual telemetry tracking and vehicle state data processing; the PCDQS’ capability to provide real time positional data and instantaneous impact prediction for up to 8 data sources; and the IRIS’ user interface for setup/display options. With portability, PC-based data processing, high resolution graphics, and flexible multiple source support, the MRCS system is proving to be responsive to the ever-changing needs of a variety of increasingly complex missions.en
dc.subjectMobile telemetry and radar trackingen
dc.subjectreal-time PC impact predictionen
dc.subjectGPS and INS processingen
dc.subjectSGI mission support graphicsen
dc.description.sponsorshipInternational Foundation for Telemeteringen
dc.identifier.issn0884-5123en
dc.identifier.issn0074-9079en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/607311en
dc.identifier.journalInternational Telemetering Conference Proceedingsen
dc.typetexten
dc.typeProceedingsen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.telemetry.org/en
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