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Senior Project - PDH


Payload Data Historian

Senior Project: 2002-2003
James (Jimmy) Bollinger, Jeff Richter, Wayne Rowe, Aaron Spear and Audrey Vernon

BioServe Space Technologies is a non-profit, NASA-sponsored Commercial Space Center (CSC) located jointly at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado and Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas. BioServe's mission is to develop new or improved products through space life science research in partnership with industry, academia and government.

BioServe designs and implements experiments that run in the payload bay of the space shuttle and the space station. These payloads take periodic measurements while the shuttle is in space and send this data back to Earth via a telemetry link. BioServe stores this data in large binary compressed flat files. The goal of this project was to develop a database to store this data, and to make it graphically available to multiple clients running Windows and Linux workstations. Client users have the ability to view graphs of data of their choice, with an adjustable number of variables per graph and graphs per page.

This utility (running on a central server) will be made available to clients running any Linux platform supporting X Windows, as well as Microsoft Windows clients through the use of the thin X-client package Exceed from Hummingbird Ltd. Both clients will connect to the PDH server via secure SSH connections. The software, implemented in C++, takes advantage of the functionality of an existing graphing library to create plots of the data.

Variable Selection
Variable Selection
A Graph
A Graph
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