Accession Number:

ADA243722

Title:

Construction and Testing of an 80C86 Based Communications Controller for the Petite Amateur Navy Satellite (PANSAT)

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

104.0

Abstract:

This thesis describes the testing of a prototype of a satellite computer communications controller, based on the 80C86 microprocessor, which is to be placed on the Petite Amateur Navy Satellite PANSAT for launch in 1993 on a two year mission. First, the background of the justification for PANSAT is described. PANSAT will serve primarily as an inexpensive store-and-forward orbiting mailbox, and secondarily it will serve as a teaching and learning vehicle for NPS faculty and students. then there are reviews of the requirements and design concepts involved in the initial paper design by a previous thesis student. A reliability analysis is done, validating the reliability of the design. Finally, concepts considered in the wire-wrapped prototype construction are explained, followed by an extensive description of initial circuit testing and development of various machine language circuit test programs.

Subject Categories:

  • Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE