12 July 2008 MySQL/PHP web database applications for IPAC proposal submission
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The Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC) is NASA's multi-mission center of expertise for long-wavelength astrophysics. Proposals for various IPAC missions and programs are ingested via MySQL/PHP web database applications. Proposers use web forms to enter coversheet information and upload PDF files related to the proposal. Upon proposal submission, a unique directory is created on the webserver into which all of the uploaded files are placed. The coversheet information is converted into a PDF file using a PHP extension called FPDF. The files are concatenated into one PDF file using the command-line tool pdftk and then forwarded to the review committee. This work was performed at the California Institute of Technology under contract to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
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Megan K. Crane, Megan K. Crane, Lisa J. Storrie-Lombardi, Lisa J. Storrie-Lombardi, Nancy A. Silbermann, Nancy A. Silbermann, Luisa M. Rebull, Luisa M. Rebull, } "MySQL/PHP web database applications for IPAC proposal submission", Proc. SPIE 7016, Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems II, 701626 (12 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.788567; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.788567

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