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Session V: Advanced Technologies 1

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Abstract

In a contract for ESA, Verhaert Space developed a state-off-the-art control unit for small satellites. Built on the experience gained with the PROBA-I satellite that has been in daily use since its launch in 2001. This next generation avionics has been developed and will have its first in-orbit demonstration in 2009 as the satellite control unit for PROBA-II. The objective of this paper is to explain the benefit of this avionics and its architecture towards small satellite integrators. The ADPMS presented in this paper is designed for rapid adaptation to a diversity of next generation satellites. It provides the fundamental bus-elements and allows the addition of third-party cards thanks to its open ‘plug and play’ architecture, resulting in a more optimal spacecraft design and a reduced software effort with a consequent reduction in recurrent development costs and a much shorter production cycle.

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Aug 11th, 3:15 PM

The Adpms Ready for Flight an Advanced Data & Power Management System for Small Satellites & Missions

In a contract for ESA, Verhaert Space developed a state-off-the-art control unit for small satellites. Built on the experience gained with the PROBA-I satellite that has been in daily use since its launch in 2001. This next generation avionics has been developed and will have its first in-orbit demonstration in 2009 as the satellite control unit for PROBA-II. The objective of this paper is to explain the benefit of this avionics and its architecture towards small satellite integrators. The ADPMS presented in this paper is designed for rapid adaptation to a diversity of next generation satellites. It provides the fundamental bus-elements and allows the addition of third-party cards thanks to its open ‘plug and play’ architecture, resulting in a more optimal spacecraft design and a reduced software effort with a consequent reduction in recurrent development costs and a much shorter production cycle.