Data management, acquisition, and communication subsystems (DMACS), an assortment of computerized subsystems, implements Local Area Network architecture to simplify hardware and software interfaces between modular subsystems. The subsystems consist of workstations and embedded processors for data processing and control of an airborne observatory. This paper describes the architecture and subsystems of the DMACS for the proposed Stratospheric Observatory for IR Astronomy (SOFIA), a successor to the Kuiper Airborne Observatory developed and operated by NASA at Ames Research Center. In addition, this paper presents a brief overview of the SOFIA objectives.
Robert Yee, Robert Yee,
"SOFIA data management, acquisition, and communication subsystems (DMACS)", Proc. SPIE 2198, Instrumentation in Astronomy VIII, (1 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.176787; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.176787