SpaceWire for adaptive systems

Steve Parkes

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    SpaceWire is a network-for connecting instruments and other equipment into the payload data-handling system onboard a spacecraft. It provides high-speed (200 Mbits/s), bi-directional communications over point-to-point links and network capabilities using routing switches. One of the key features of Space Wire is its simplicity resulting in low gate count implementations enabling SpaceWire interfaces to be readily included in FPGAs and ASIC devices. Spacecraft systems have to be able to adapt to failures either autonomously or under control from Earth. Space Wire provides support for implementing. fault tolerant links and networks. This paper introduces Space Wire, considers the need for autonomy and adaptive systems in spacecraft and then explores how SpaceWire can support that autonomy.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2008 NASA/ESA Conference on Adaptive Hardware and Systems, AHS 2008
    EditorsD Keymeulen, T Arslan, M Seuss, A Stoica, AT Erdogan, D Merodio
    Place of PublicationLOS ALAMITOS
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)9780769531663
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    Event3rd NASA/ESA Conference on Adaptive Hardware and Systems - Noordwijk, Netherlands
    Duration: 22 Jun 200825 Jun 2008


    Conference3rd NASA/ESA Conference on Adaptive Hardware and Systems
    Abbreviated titleAHS-2008
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