SpaceFibre flight equipment: SpaceFibre, long paper

Stephen Parkes, Albert Ferrer Florit, Alberto Gonzalez-Villafranca, Christopher McClements, Bruce Yu, Pete Scott, Julie Logan, David McLaren

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SpaceFibre is a new standard for spacecraft on-board data-handling networks, which runs over both electrical and fibre optic media. It provides high bandwidth, low latency, fault recovery and novel QoS that combines priority, bandwidth reservation and scheduling. SpaceFibre is backwards compatible with SpaceWire at the network level, allowing existing SpaceWire equipment to be incorporated into a SpaceFibre network without modification. SpaceFibre is now being designed into its first spaceflight missions. This paper describes SpaceFibre flight equipment being designed by STAR-Dundee for space flight applications. This includes a range of SpaceFibre IP cores targeted at radiation tolerant FPGAs and the SpaceFibre interfaces in a radiation tolerant many core DSP processor.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 International SpaceWire Conference (SpaceWire)
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 7th International SpaceWire Conference
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780955719684
ISBN (Print)9781509008780
Publication statusPublished - 8 Dec 2016
EventInternational SpaceWire Conference 2016 - Yokohama, Japan
Duration: 25 Oct 201727 Oct 2017


ConferenceInternational SpaceWire Conference 2016
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  • SpaceFibre
  • SpaceWire
  • Flight Equipment
  • Networking
  • Spacecraft Electronics


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