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Scalable Avionics for the DLR Micro- and Minisatellite Platforms S2TEP and COMPSAT

Gärtner, Thomas and Treudler, Carl Johann and Dannemann, Frank and Jetzschmann, Michael (2017) Scalable Avionics for the DLR Micro- and Minisatellite Platforms S2TEP and COMPSAT. DASIA – Data Systems In Aerospace, 30. Mai - 1. Juni 2017, Göteborg, Schweden.

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Abstract

With the first minisatellite mission in the final stages of integration and a new microsatellite mission entering phase C, there are a number of activities focused on avionics systems in progress at the German Aerospace Center (DLR). The department of Avionics Systems at the DLR Institute of Space Systems is responsible for addressing the challenges facing the avionics systems for both satellite classes. After a brief introduction of the mini- and microsatellite classes and their first missions Eu:CROPIS and S2TEP-1, we would like to share some insights on the progress made since the last presentation of our on-board computer related activities at DASIA 2014. Since then we have contributed an implementation of our base level on-board design as secondary payload to Eu:CROPIS and started to update and extend it for use as the command and data handling subsystem of S2TEP-1. Our aim is to provide a scalable CDH solution for future missions that utilize either the S2TEP or the COMPSAT bus. In order to achieve this goal we need to leverage existing standardization efforts, such as SAVOIR and SpaceVPX, thus creating reusable systems. Beyond the current command and data handling solutions of our satellite buses, our research project Scalable on-board Computing for Space Avionics (ScOSA) aims to extend our toolbox with a high-performance, distributed and reliable on-board computer. Consisting of a heterogeneous network of computing nodes that are either reliable space-qualified or high-performance COTS components, it will significantly increase the performance and flexibility of our on-board computer systems.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/112891/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Scalable Avionics for the DLR Micro- and Minisatellite Platforms S2TEP and COMPSAT
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Gärtner, Thomasthomas.gaertner (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-5404-2482
Treudler, Carl JohannCarl.Treudler (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Dannemann, FrankFrank.Dannemann (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-0636-5866
Jetzschmann, Michaelmichael.jetzschmann (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-1041-5512
Date:2017
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:Avionics, Small Satellite, On-Board Computer, Command and Data Handling
Event Title:DASIA – Data Systems In Aerospace
Event Location:Göteborg, Schweden
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:30. Mai - 1. Juni 2017
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Technology
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R SY - Technik für Raumfahrtsysteme
DLR - Research theme (Project):Proj Scalable On-board Computing for Space Avionics, Proj Small Satellite Technology Experiment Platform, R - Projekt EuCROPIS (Bus)
Location: Bremen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Systems > Avionics Systems
Deposited By: Gärtner, Thomas
Deposited On:01 Aug 2017 10:22
Last Modified:01 Aug 2017 10:22

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