A collection of four documents contains information on various aspects of the flight software of the Solar Anomalous and Magnetospheric Particle Explorer (SAMPEX) spacecraft. The first document is part of a longer paper that presents design requirements for the software; the information in this part includes an introduction to the SAMPEX project and a brief description of the Small Explorer Data System (SEDS) - the onboard data-processing system utilizing the software. The second document is a completed form for submittal of the software to NASA's now-discontinued Computer Software Management and Information Center (COSMIC). The third document - apparently an attachment to the COSMIC form - is an outline that briefly describes the purpose, capabilities, and characteristics of the software. The fourth document is a complete paper that describes the software in somewhat more detail: The paper includes a brief historical introduction; an overview of the structure and functions of the software in relation to the SEDS hardware; and discussions of the impact, innovative aspects, and utility of the software.

This work was done by Ray Whitley, R. Hollenhorst, Chuck Clagett, Gil Colon, Jim Watzin, Bruce Savadkin, Mike Blau, Alan Cudmore, Todd Miller, and John Ong of Goddard Space Flight Center and John Allen and Jerry Hengemihle of Daedalian Systems Corp. GSC-13665

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This article first appeared in the July, 1999 issue of NASA Tech Briefs Magazine.

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