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.

"Special Instrumentation for Apollo Developmental Spacecraft"

Alfred B. Eickmeier
Assistant Chief for General Instrumentation
NASA Manned Spacecraft Center, Houston Texas

Aerospace Instrumentation, Volume 4
Proceedings of the Fourth International Aerospace Symposium, 1966
Edited by M.A. Perry

Introduction (excerpt):
The recent advent of space exploration and manned space flight has provided aerospace technologists and engineers with many challenging problems in instrumentation development and application  Capabilities for accurate determination of inflight spacecraft performance and external environmental parameters have steadily increased from early missile flights, which required only a few relatively simple measurements, to present-day programs such as Apollo, which require in excess of several hundred independent and individual measurements.


Instrumentation SystemsApollo Instrumentation SystemSignal Conditioning Subsystem; Telemetry Subsystem

Storage SubsystemSystem Development ProblemsSystem CheckoutUnique Measurement SystemsHeat Shield Char and Ablation Subsystems; Low Level Temperature Measurement System

Heat Shield Thermal InstrumentationFlight Verification and Conclusion; Reference

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