2009

Extensible Infrastructure for Browsing and Searching Abstracted Spacecraft Data

A computer program has been developed to provide a common interface for all space mission data, and allows different types of data to be displayed in the same context. This software provides an infrastructure for representing any type of mission data. Existing software requires that each type of mission data be treated separately. The new program’s representations provide identifying information, and provide a means of opening the data for further inspection. This is useful for searching and browsing large quantities of data across multiple databases.

The software is written in Java as part of the MSLICE program, and can be run on any Windows, Mac OS, or Linux computer. The software may be adapted to other mission operation software.

This work was done by Michael N. Wallick, Thomas M. Crockett, Joseph C. Joswig, Recaredo J. Torres, Jeffrey S. Norris, Jason M. Fox, Mark W. Powell, David S. Mittman, Lucy Abramyan, Khawaja S. Shams, and Michael B. Vaughn of Caltech and Guy Pyrzak and Melissa Ludowise of Ames Research Center 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-46397.