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UNAVCO 1996 Annual Report

B.6 Hardware and Software Development in Support of Data Acquisition

Hardware and software development at Boulder in FY97 focused primarily on supporting continuous station implementations. Development and testing of data download and data management software, communications devices, power options, monitoring systems, lightning protection, radomes, enclosures, antenna mounts, and monuments have continued to date. The Boulder Facility's goal is to continue evaluating new capability while providing a robust, reliable, standardized set of tools to support on-going continuous station operations. The UNAVCO Home Page is the primary method for disseminating the results of these recent developments to the user community (www.unavco.org).

Software development in FY97 focused on creating a robust download and data management software for a variety of receiver and download platform types. The Local Automated Process for Downloading Global Sites (LAPDOGS) software was developed for the Solaris operating system on SUN and Intel platforms and the Automated Download Program for DOS (ADP) was developed for DOS platforms. LAPDOGS is a set of programs and Perl scripts to download data to a computer from a remote station via various communications schemes including radio modems, phone modems and direct connection. The software verifies and collects statistics on the data download and is capable of altering the data collection characteristics of the receiver. ADP follows a similar strategy but is a C-based software product.

1997 Annual Report - 27 OCT 1997


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