About this book
In 2009 the need for a suitable onboard computer design arose for the small satellite project at the Institute of Space Systems, University of Stuttgart, Germany. It had to meet the constraints imposed by the small satellite (a 130 kg CubeSat) with its full featured ACS, diverse payloads and full CCSDS telecommand and telemetry standard compliance.
The design of the Onboard Computer system lead to a functional merging between onboard computer components and the satellite's Power Control and Distribution Unit, resulting in a very innovative solution – the so-called Combined Data and Power Management Infrastructure. The technical implementation of such a design was achieved with the support of an international industry partner consortium consisting of Astrium GmbH, Aeroflex Colorado Springs Inc., 4Links Ltd., Aeroflex Gaisler AB, Vectronic Aerospace GmbH and HEMA Kabeltechnik GmbH & Co. KG.
At end of the flight unit's development the consortium decided to provide a single consistent documentation of the developed CDPI Infrastructure. The technical overview should be available for other university students in a sort of mix between technical brochure and user guide. This book also might be of interest for future university or industry partners who intend to order rebuilds / adaptations of the CDPI infrastructure or even the entire satellite bus in Stuttgart for their missions.
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- Book Title A Combined Data and Power Management Infrastructure
- Book Subtitle For Small Satellites
- Series Title Springer Aerospace Technology
- Series Abbreviated Title Springer Aerospace Techn.
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-35557-8
- Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
- Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
- eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
- Hardcover ISBN 978-3-642-35556-1
- Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-51246-3
- eBook ISBN 978-3-642-35557-8
- Series ISSN 1869-1730
- Series E-ISSN 1869-1749
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages XXIV, 249
- Number of Illustrations 25 b/w illustrations, 115 illustrations in colour
Aerospace Technology and Astronautics
Control Structures and Microprogramming
Circuits and Systems
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From the reviews:
“The text is organized into ten chapters, written by a total of 20 individual authors. Each chapter addresses the functionality and design of a particular modular circuit board … . this text is recommended as a reference and guide to students of small-scale satellite design, and to practitioners who actually build and operate such satellites, for whom these cutting-edge modular design approaches would be advantageous.” (A. G. Larson, Computing Reviews, November, 2013)