NASA Office of Logic Design

NASA Office of Logic Design

A scientific study of the problems of digital engineering for space flight systems,
with a view to their practical solution.


3. Design Criteria

The mission requirements, functions to be performed, and precision and reliability requirements must be defined early in the design. The spaceborne digital computer shall be capable of performing all the functions allocated it during the mission and during prelaunch testing and checkout. The design shall achieve the specified precision and reliability of performance within allotted space, weight, and power consumption constraints. The computer's speed of operation shall be adequate both for the critical parts of the mission and for handling restructuring or recovery when these facilities are provided.


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