23 October 2012 The EIP: a standard experimenter interface panel for NASA airborne science
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Abstract
NASA operates a fleet of piloted and UAV aircraft to perform a variety of Earth Science and emergency observation [1]. NASA's recent move toward sensor-web mission architectures requires a corresponding upgrade to its payload systems. NASA Airborne Science payloads will now interface to a new standard Experimenter Interface Panel (EIP), presented here. This discussion will cover the standard interface from the payload perspective. Details are provided on payload interface, cockpit control (for manned aircraft), technical design, network physical layer, qualification, and maintenance. Analyses are provided to support high-altitude design 'rules of thumb' and design decisions.
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Joshua B. Forgione, Jeffrey R. Grose, Jeffrey S. Myers, Carl E. Sorenson, Roy G. Vogler, "The EIP: a standard experimenter interface panel for NASA airborne science", Proc. SPIE 8516, Remote Sensing System Engineering IV, 85160A (23 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.928380; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.928380
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