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Distributed testing of the satellite's components with the use of the Internet on the example of the VirtualCAN
Author(s): Marcin Stolarski
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Paper Abstract

Modem Satellites are built by international teams with all the components being created in different parts of the world. Common communication protocols are established by the designers to ensure the compatibility of all the components. Despite of all the detailed arrangements differences may arise that can lead to communication errors. To ensure proper communication between all the satellite's components tests have to be carried out. The methods used nowadays are expensive as the simulators and laboratory models need to be built. The article will describe the ways used to test satellites on the example of the Integral Satellite. It will also present an Author's project of a virtual bus that allows testing of the satellite's apparatus and software during the construction stage of the prototype. Its main advantage is the fact of using the Internet as a way of communication to test the components when they are in there parent laboratories all over the world. VirtualCAN bus is one of the suggestions for other teams building the students' satellite named ESEO within the European Space Agency project (ESA SSETI ESEO).

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 April 2006
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 6159, Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments IV, 61590T (26 April 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.675035
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Marcin Stolarski, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6159:
Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments IV
Ryszard S. Romaniuk, Editor(s)

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