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Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology
Volume 18 - Supplement 3: Computers in SPateflight: The NASA Experience



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ISBN 9780824722685
Published August 3, 1987 by CRC Press
424 Pages

 
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"This comprehensive reference work provides immediate, fingertip access to state-of-the-art technology in nearly 700 self-contained articles written by over 900 international authorities. Each article in the Encyclopedia features current developments and trends in computers, software, vendors, and applications...extensive bibliographies of leading figures in the field, such as Samuel Alexander, John von Neumann, and Norbert Wiener...and in-depth analysis of future directions."

Table of Contents

"Computers in Spaceflight: The NASA Experience, James E. Tomayko Part I: Manned Spacecraft Computers Introduction to Part One The Gemini Digital Computer: First Machine in Orbit Computers on Board The Apollo Spacecraft The Skylab Computer System Computers in the Space Shuttle Avionics System Part II: Computers on Board Unmanned Spacecraft Introduction to Part Two From Sequencers to Computers: Exploring the Moon and the Inner Planets Distributed Computing on Board Voyager and Galileo Part Three: Ground Based Computers for Spaceflight Operations Introduction to Part Three The Evolution of Automated Launch Processing Computers in Mission Control Making New Reality: Computers in Simulations and Image Processing Epilogue: Themes in NASA's Computing Experience Source Notes Bibliographic Note Appendix I: Glossary of Computer Terms Appendix II: HAL/S, A Real-Time Language for Spaceflight Appendix III: GOAL: A Language for Launch Processing Appendix IV: Mariners Mars 1969 Flight Program "

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