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Technical Session I: The Horizon

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Abstract

The System F6 program has made progress over the past year, most notably with the F6 Developer’s Kit (FDK). The FDK will provide open source and freely exportable standards and software from the physical wireless link layer through to the network protocol stack, including real-time resource-sharing middleware and a cluster flight application. The program is on track to complete integration, verification and validation of the FDK and begin development of the F6 Technology Package (F6TP). The F6TP will instantiate the FDK in modular, reliable, and affordable flight hardware platforms that can be readily integrated onto a wide variety of spacecraft. This paper summarizes the program’s technical progress to date and previews upcoming activities including development and integration of spacecraft modules, shared resource and mission payloads, leading all the way to scheduled launch and on-orbit demonstrations in 2015.

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Aug 13th, 3:30 PM

System F6: Progress to Date

The System F6 program has made progress over the past year, most notably with the F6 Developer’s Kit (FDK). The FDK will provide open source and freely exportable standards and software from the physical wireless link layer through to the network protocol stack, including real-time resource-sharing middleware and a cluster flight application. The program is on track to complete integration, verification and validation of the FDK and begin development of the F6 Technology Package (F6TP). The F6TP will instantiate the FDK in modular, reliable, and affordable flight hardware platforms that can be readily integrated onto a wide variety of spacecraft. This paper summarizes the program’s technical progress to date and previews upcoming activities including development and integration of spacecraft modules, shared resource and mission payloads, leading all the way to scheduled launch and on-orbit demonstrations in 2015.