Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/608310
Title:
MIGRATING FROM A VAX/VMS TO AN INTEL/WINDOWS-NT BASED GROUND STATION
Author:
Penna, Sergio D.; Rios, Domingos B.
Affiliation:
EMBRAER Flight Test Division; LE Consultoria
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:
Upgrading or replacing production systems is always a very resource-consuming task, in particular if the systems being replaced are quite specialized, such as those serving any Flight Test Ground Station. In the recent past a large number of Ground Station systems were based in Digital’s VAX/VMS architecture. The computer industry then expanded very fast and by 1990 realtime PCM data processing systems totally dependent on hardware and software designed for IBM-PC compatible micro-computers were becoming available. A complete system replacement in a typical Ground Station can take from one to several years to become a reality. It depends on how complex the original system is, how complex the resulting system needs to be, how much resources are available to support the operation, how soon the organization needs it, etc. This paper intends to review the main concerns encountered during the replacement of a typical VAX/VMS-based by an Intel-Windows NT-based Ground Station. It covers the transition from original requirements to totally new requirements, from mini-computers to micro-computers, from DMA to high-speed LAN data transfers, while conserving some key architectural features. This 8-month development effort will expand EMBRAER’s capability in acquiring, processing and archiving PCM data in the next few years at a lower cost, while preserving compatibility with old legacy flight test data.
Keywords:
Flight Test; Ground Station; Mini-computer; VAX; VMS; Q-Bus; UNIBUS; PCI; ISA; PCM; Telemetry; Real-time Data Acquisition; Real-time Data Processing; Windows NT; DOS; Windows 95; Win32; Threads
Sponsors:
International Foundation for Telemetering
ISSN:
0884-5123; 0074-9079
Additional Links:
http://www.telemetry.org/

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleMIGRATING FROM A VAX/VMS TO AN INTEL/WINDOWS-NT BASED GROUND STATIONen_US
dc.contributor.authorPenna, Sergio D.en
dc.contributor.authorRios, Domingos B.en
dc.contributor.departmentEMBRAER Flight Test Divisionen
dc.contributor.departmentLE Consultoriaen
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.abstractUpgrading or replacing production systems is always a very resource-consuming task, in particular if the systems being replaced are quite specialized, such as those serving any Flight Test Ground Station. In the recent past a large number of Ground Station systems were based in Digital’s VAX/VMS architecture. The computer industry then expanded very fast and by 1990 realtime PCM data processing systems totally dependent on hardware and software designed for IBM-PC compatible micro-computers were becoming available. A complete system replacement in a typical Ground Station can take from one to several years to become a reality. It depends on how complex the original system is, how complex the resulting system needs to be, how much resources are available to support the operation, how soon the organization needs it, etc. This paper intends to review the main concerns encountered during the replacement of a typical VAX/VMS-based by an Intel-Windows NT-based Ground Station. It covers the transition from original requirements to totally new requirements, from mini-computers to micro-computers, from DMA to high-speed LAN data transfers, while conserving some key architectural features. This 8-month development effort will expand EMBRAER’s capability in acquiring, processing and archiving PCM data in the next few years at a lower cost, while preserving compatibility with old legacy flight test data.en
dc.subjectFlight Testen
dc.subjectGround Stationen
dc.subjectMini-computeren
dc.subjectVAXen
dc.subjectVMSen
dc.subjectQ-Busen
dc.subjectUNIBUSen
dc.subjectPCIen
dc.subjectISAen
dc.subjectPCMen
dc.subjectTelemetryen
dc.subjectReal-time Data Acquisitionen
dc.subjectReal-time Data Processingen
dc.subjectWindows NTen
dc.subjectDOSen
dc.subjectWindows 95en
dc.subjectWin32en
dc.subjectThreadsen
dc.description.sponsorshipInternational Foundation for Telemeteringen
dc.identifier.issn0884-5123en
dc.identifier.issn0074-9079en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/608310en
dc.identifier.journalInternational Telemetering Conference Proceedingsen
dc.typetexten
dc.typeProceedingsen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.telemetry.org/en
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