Fault-Tolerant, Multiple-Zone Temperature Control
- Thursday, 11 September 2008
A computer program has been written as an essential part of an electronic temperature control system for a spaceborne instrument that contains several zones. The system was developed because the temperature and the rate of change of temperature in each zone are required to be maintained to within limits that amount to degrees of precision thought to be unattainable by use of simple bimetallic thermostats.
This program was written by James Granger, Brian Franklin, Martin Michalik, Phillip Yates, Erik Peterson, and James Borders of Caltech for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. This software is available for commercial licensing. Please contact Karina Edmonds of the California Institute of Technology at (626) 395-2322. Refer to NPO-45230.