This tool supports the development of table loads required to inform the flight software of new on-the-fly packet definitions. The main outcome of the processing includes all the database products needed by the ground system to process the newly created packets. The tool ingests the latest telemetry definition from the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) central database repository, and updates those definitions as required to support the dynamic packet definitions determined by the user of the tool. These updated telemetry definitions are in a form that can be directly sent to the JWST central database repository for inclusion in a new database version. The tool allows for the inclusion in the new packet definitions of any ISIM Flight Software (FSW) data types.

This work was done by Esther Woodward and Jane Steck of Goddard Space Flight Center, and Jim Langston and Thomas Pfarr of CSC. GSC-16369-1

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