A DIGITAL PROCESSOR FOR AN EARTH HORIZON SENSOR ATTITUDE CONTROL SYSTEM

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 17040
Amount: $499,989.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1992
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
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Ithaco Inc.
Po Box 6437, Ithaca, NY, 14851
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
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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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