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PowerBIRD - modern spacecraft bus controller

Montenegro, S. and Bärwald, W. (2003) PowerBIRD - modern spacecraft bus controller. Acta Astronautica, 52 (9-12), pp. 957-963.

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The objective of the BIRD satellite project is to evaluate an innovative infrared sensor technlogy for hot-spot detection on the earth. Within the PowerBIRD project GMD FIRST provides the dependable board computer: hardware and software for the BIRD satellite of DLR. This control system was developed as hardware-software co-design using modern technology. Modern technology gave us an order of magnitude more performance over space proved technology without loosing dependability. Redundancy and parallelism was used to get high dependability from not dependable components. An object oriented approach on the operating system and application development provided a very flexible and efficient way to create and configure the system.

Document Type:Article
Additional Information: LIDO-Berichtsjahr=2003,
Title:PowerBIRD - modern spacecraft bus controller
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Montenegro, S.FHG FIRST
Journal or Publication Title:Acta Astronautica
Refereed publication:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Page Range:pp. 957-963
Keywords:spacecraft bus controller, infrared sensor, operating system, board computer,
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):UNSPECIFIED
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institut für Weltraumsensorik und Planetenerkundung
Deposited By: Ute Dombrowski
Deposited On:16 Sep 2005
Last Modified:14 Jan 2010 19:24

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