AffiliationLoral Data Systems, Inc.
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AbstractThere have been many recent technological advances in small computers, graphics stations, and system networks. This has made it possible to build highly advanced distributed processing systems for telemetry data acquisition and processing. Presently there is a plethora of vendors marketing powerful new network workstation hardware and software products. Computer vendors are rapidly developing new products as new technology continues to emerge. It is becoming difficult to procure and install a new computer system before it has been made obsolete by a competitor or even the same vendor. If one purchases the best hardware and software products individually, the system can end up being composed of incompatible components from different vendors that do not operate as one integrated homogeneous system. If one uses only hardware and software from one vendor in order to simplify system integration, the system will be limited to only those products that the vendor chooses to develop. To truly take advantage of the rapidly advancing computer technology, today’s telemetry systems should be designed for an open systems environment. This paper defines an optimum open architecture system designed around industry wide standards for both hardware and software. This will allow for different vendor’s computers to operate in the same distributed networked system, and will allow software to be portable to the various computers and workstations in the system while maintaining the same user interface. The open architecture system allows for new products to be added as they become available to increase system performance and capability in a truly heterogeneous system environment.
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