Accession Number:

ADA359291

Title:

Design of the Computer Subsystem for the AFIT Simulation Satellite (SIMSAT)

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSONAFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

269.0

Abstract:

This document details the systematic development of the computer subsystem for the AFIT Simulation Satellite SIMSAT from Concept Exploration to Implementation. This subsystem design effort was conducted as part of a larger four-phase team design effort to implement a fully functional, user-friendly test facility to meet current AFIT teaching and research requirements. Once SIMSAT system integration is complete, control laws will execute on the free-floating satellite to reduce communication systems overhead and its impact on control law execution, thereby allowing for more robust control system development and execution. Control law development, simulation, and interactive control of the system will occur through a ground station graphical user interface to enhance simulation capability and provide for more intuitive system control. The final subsystem design decision made in this effort was to implement the computer subsystem with an integrated hardwaresoftware, commercial, off-the-shelf system. Detailed information on the design process, computer subsystem implementation, lessons learned, suggestions for future work, and procedures for system use are included in this document.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Systems
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE