Spacewire Internet Tunnel

S. Mills, S. M. Parkes, R. Vitulli

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    The current methods of building spacecraft often involve partners spread across several countries developing sub-systems separately. Only once these sub-systems are complete are they brought together and integration testing performed. Faults identified at this late stage of development can be very costly.

    This paper describes the SpaceWire Internet Tunnel, a means of connecting SpaceWire sub-systems which are geographically separated. Using this Tunnel, in
    tegration testing of SpaceWire systems may be performed at an earlier stage, drastically reducing the effects of any faults identified. The advantages of using a SpaceWire Internet Tunnel are listed, the hardware and software of the Tunnel is described and the results of tests performed on the Tunnel are presented.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of DASIA 2005
    Subtitle of host publicationDAta Systems in Aerospace
    Place of PublicationNoordwijk
    PublisherEuropean Space Agency
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Electronic)92-9092-913-8
    Publication statusPublished - 2005
    EventData Systems in Aerospace - Sheraton Grand Hotel, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    Duration: 30 May 20052 Jun 2005

    Publication series

    NameEuropean Space Agency, Special Publication (ESA SP)
    PublisherEuropean Space Agency
    ISSN (Electronic)1609-042X


    ConferenceData Systems in Aerospace
    Abbreviated titleDASIA 2005
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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