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New Techniques and Instrumentation – TEXUS Service Module (TSM)

Pfeuffer, Horst and Ettl, Josef and Hassenpflug, Frank (2009) New Techniques and Instrumentation – TEXUS Service Module (TSM). In: SP-671. 19th Symposium on European Rocket and Balloon Programmes and Related Research, 7.-11. Juni 2009, Bad Reichenhall, Deutschland.


Official URL: http://www.spaceflight.esa.int/pac-symposium2009/proceedings/papers/s3_31pfeuf.pdf


Until the TEXUS-42 (EML-1) project, successfully launched in Dec. 2005, the payload of the TEXUS and the MAXUS were equipped with the former Kayser-Threde 12 bit based PCM data acquisition system. To fulfill experimental requirements for higher data resolution and the intention to reduce weight and also to improve the performance of the service module, ESA has taken initiative to contract industry for the development and built up of a new data acquisition system and the new TEXUS Service Module (TSM) in 2004. For the design, manufacturing and qualification task sharing, a cooperation of DLR Moraba and the Kayser-Threde GmbH has been initialized. With respect to the compatibility of already existing experiment modules, Kayser-Threde has developed, manufactured and qualified the decentralized 16 bit CTS 3000 (Compact Telemetry System) data acquisition system and together with DLR Moraba the TSM. In order to improve existing systems and to comply with new requirements the DLR/Moraba has designed a new power distribution and a GPS system. The TSM is incorporating all known standard features, modern technologies and is capable of serving actual and future experiment requirements. The TSM provides flexibility for future implementation of up to two digital TV respectively TM down links besides the three standard analog TV down links. The design implies economic technical concepts consuming a minimum of service module mass and length. The service module acquires and transmits all experimental and service system housekeeping data via telemetry transmitter to ground. Commands to the service system and for experiment control are received with a dedicated diversity system from the ground station and distributed onboard. Furthermore three TV down links, 3-axis micro-g and acceleration measurement as well as a rate control (RCS) and a GPS system are incorporated. The TSM is integrated within a standard TEXUS cylindrical structure with Radax flanges on both ends. Most of the components are assembled on the instrumentation deck, which is fixated via shock mounts to the outer structure. All electronic boards for TM/TC, RCS, power switching, sequencing, μ-g measurement and housekeeping are integrated and wired within one.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/82069/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech, Paper)
Title:New Techniques and Instrumentation – TEXUS Service Module (TSM)
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Date:September 2009
Journal or Publication Title:SP-671
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:TEXUS, MORABA, Service System, Kayser-Threde, Sounding Rocket
Event Title:19th Symposium on European Rocket and Balloon Programmes and Related Research
Event Location:Bad Reichenhall, Deutschland
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:7.-11. Juni 2009
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space System Technology
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R SY - Space System Technology
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Mobile Raketenbasis (MORABA) (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Space Operations and Astronaut Training > Mobile Rocket Base
Deposited By: Stamminger, Dr. Andreas
Deposited On:26 Apr 2013 10:46
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:40

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