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Spacecraft avionics architectures

EE-583

Lecturer(s) :

Storni Bruno

Language:

English

Summary

The course presents and analyses the different systems, architectures and components of spacecraft avionics (on board data handling and processing systems) controlling and commanding spacecraft and payloads (instruments). It will study typical bus structures (standard) used for S/C avionics.

Content

Introduction

Classification of spacecraft functions depending of mission profile and identification of requirements and functions of on board data handling systems

Architecture

Typical spacecraft structure, system and major subsystem, redundancy management, data flow, telematics, service module, payloads

Space environment threads to electronics systems and mitigation tecnics

On board electronics susceptibilty to space radiation environment, radiation hardness, radiation mitigation techniques, HW and SW error detection and correction

Components and subsystems

On board microprocessors and microcontrollers, on board communication buses and interfaces, mass memories, attitude and orbit control subsystems, payloads data processing, telemetry and telecommands

Standards and system modelisation

Modelisation of flight avioncs systems, spacecarft onboard interface services SOIS, Standard Space links protocols, standard data units, spacecraft synchronization time, buses and networks

www.ecss.nl

Cases studies

examples of flight avionics on International Space Station ISS, Automated Transfer Vehicle ATV, ExoMars (Rover, Lander and Orbiter)

Avionics on CAN

Exercices

Implement simple avioncs system components on an advanced design simulation and verification tool

http://vector.com/

Keywords

avionics

spacecraft telecommand/telemetry

intelligent distributed systems

spacecraft onboard interfaces services

space enviroment

spacecraft electronics,

rad hard components

on board processors and systems

ECSS communication standards

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

Lecture with exercices in Space Center lab

Expected student activities

exercice on CANoe implement some function of an flight avionics system , based on distributed intelligent system peer to peer communication system CAN.

Resources

Notes/Handbook

Script handsout

ECSS standards

In the programs

  • Space technologies minor, 2017-2018, Spring semester
    • Semester
      Spring
    • Exam form
      Written
    • Credits
      2
    • Subject examined
      Spacecraft avionics architectures
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

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  • Autumn semester
  • Winter sessions
  • Spring semester
  • Summer sessions
  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German