New SpaceWire protocols and tools

S. Parkes, S. Mills, C. McClements, A. Mason, P. McKechnie, P. Scott, B. Yu, D. Roberts

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    SpaceWire is now being used on many spacecraft for payload data-handling applications. Several new protocols have recently been published enhancing the level of standardization that SpaceWire offers. For example, the SpaceWire Remote Memory Access Protocol (RMAP) provides a means of reading or writing to memory in a remote node over a SpaceWire network, and is already being used on several missions. Additional protocols are being developed including SpaceWire-D, which aims to support control applications running over SpaceWire that need deterministic data transfer. This paper introduces the latest set of protocols designed to operate over SpaceWire and describes SpaceWire-D in some detail. STAR-Dundee has developed and extended its range of test and development equipment to support the new protocols running over SpaceWire. This new range of test equipment from STAR-Dundee, which provides comprehensive evaluation, development and test capabilities, is described.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationDAta Systems in aerospace
    Subtitle of host publicationproceedings of the DASIA 2010 Conference, 1–4 June 2010 Budapest, Hungary
    EditorsL. Ouwehand
    PublisherESA Communications
    ISBN (Electronic)9789290922469
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    EventDAta Systems in Aerospace, - Budapest, Hungary
    Duration: 1 Jun 20104 Jun 2010

    Publication series

    NameESA SP
    PublisherEuropean Space Agency
    ISSN (Print)1609-042X


    ConferenceDAta Systems in Aerospace,
    Abbreviated titleDASIA 2010


    • SpaceWire
    • Additional protocol
    • Comprehensive evaluation
    • Control applications
    • Deterministic data
    • New protocol
    • Payload data
    • Remote memory access
    • Remote node
    • Test capability
    • Test equipments
    • Data transfer
    • Space shuttles
    • Data handling


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