A Prototype SpaceVPX Lite (VITA 78.1) System using SpaceFibre for Data and Control Planes

Stephen Parkes (Lead / Corresponding author), Albert Ferrer Florit (Lead / Corresponding author), Alberto Gonzalez-Villafranca (Lead / Corresponding author), Christopher McClements (Lead / Corresponding author), Ashish Srivastava (Lead / Corresponding author)

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Abstract

SpaceVPX (VITA78.0) is a new development in the area of standard backplanes for spacecraft applications, which addresses the key issue of fault tolerance. SpaceVPXLite (VITA78.1) is a derivative of SpaceVPX which is aimed at small size. SpaceFibre is the next generation of the widely used SpaceWire on-board network technology. SpaceFibre runs at multi-Gbits/s over both electrical and fibre-optic cables. SpaceFibre is capable of fulfilling a wide range of spacecraft on-board communications applications because of its inbuilt quality of service (QoS) and fault detection, isolation and recovery (FDIR) capabilities. SpaceFibre is being incorporated in the SpaceVPXLite standard as a protocol for sending information over a backplane. STAR-Dundee is developing a demonstration system of SpaceFibre in SpaceVPXLite, using the Microsemi RTG4 radiation tolerant FPGA. This demonstration system is being used as the engineering model of a UK THz radiometer instrument processing unit.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE Aerospeace Conference
Place of PublicationUnited States
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages1-9
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)978150901613617
ISBN (Print)9781509016143
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jun 2017
Event2017 IEEE Aerospace Conference - Yellowstone Conference Center, Big Sky, United States
Duration: 4 Mar 201711 Mar 2017
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Conference2017 IEEE Aerospace Conference
CountryUnited States
CityBig Sky
Period4/03/1711/03/17
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Keywords

  • SpaceWire
  • SpaceFibre
  • Network
  • SpaceVPX
  • VITA
  • Spacecraft On-board Data-Handling
  • FPGA
  • RTG4
  • Radiation Telerant
  • Quality of Service
  • FDIR
  • Next Generation Interconnect

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    Parkes, S., Ferrer Florit, A., Gonzalez-Villafranca, A., McClements, C., & Srivastava, A. (2017). A Prototype SpaceVPX Lite (VITA 78.1) System using SpaceFibre for Data and Control Planes. In 2017 IEEE Aerospeace Conference (pp. 1-9). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1109/AERO.2017.7943943