A DIGITAL PROCESSOR FOR AN EARTH HORIZON SENSOR ATTITUDE CONTROL SYSTEM

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$499,989.00
Award Year:
1992
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
17040
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Ithaco Inc.
Po Box 6437, Ithaca, NY, 14851
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THIS IS A PROJECT LEADING TO DEFINITION OF A DIGITAL-PROCESSOR SYSTEM FOR SMALL SPACECRAFT. THE FIRST PHASE OF THE PROGRAM WILL EXAMINE SEVERAL SMALL-SATELLITE PROGRAMS TO DETERMINE A TYPICAL, SMALL-SATELLITE MISSION. NEXT, THESE REQUIREMENTS WILL BE TRANSLATED INTO SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS FOR AN ATTITUDE-CONTROL SYSTEM THAT WILL GUIDE HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE DECISIONS. HARDWARE QUESTIONS AS INTERFACES, PROCESSOR CHOICES, AND MEMORY AND SPEED REQUIREMENTS WILL BE DETERMINED AND RESULT IN A PRELIMINARY BLOCK DIAGRAM, AS WELL AS WEIGHT AND POWER BUDGET. THE SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS WILL BE EXAMINED AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR AN OPERATING SYSTEM AND A LANGUAGE WILL BE MADE. A TOP-LEVEL SOFTWARE BLOCK DIAGRAM WILL BE PREPARED. THIS IS A PROJECT LEADING TO DEFINITION OF A DIGITAL-PROCESSOR SYSTEM FOR SMALL SPACECRAFT. THE FIRST PHASE OF THE PROGRAM WILL EXAMINE SEVERAL SMALL-SATELLITE PROGRAMS TO DETERMINE A TYPICAL, SMALL-SATELLITE MISSION. NEXT, THESE REQUIREMENTS WILL BE TRANSLATED INTO SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS FOR AN ATTITUDE-CONTROL SYSTEM THAT WILL GUIDE HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE DECISIONS. HARDWARE QUESTIONS AS INTERFACES, PROCESSOR CHOICES, AND MEMORY AND SPEED REQUIREMENTS WILL BE DETERMINED AND RESULT IN A PRELIMINARY BLOCK DIAGRAM, AS WELL AS WEIGHT AND POWER BUDGET. THE SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS WILL BE EXAMINED AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR AN OPERATING SYSTEM AND A LANGUAGE WILL BE MADE. A TOP-LEVEL SOFTWARE BLOCK DIAGRAM WILL BE PREPARED.

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