3 June 2014 Automating software design and configuration for a small spacecraft
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The Open Prototype for Educational NanoSats (OPEN) is a framework for the development of low-cost spacecraft. It will allow users to build a 1-U (10 cm x 10 cm x 11 cm, 1.33 kg) CubeSat-class spacecraft with a parts budget of approximately $5,000. Work is underway to develop software to assist users in configuring the spacecraft and validating its compliance with integration and launch standards. Each prospective configuration requires a unique software configuration, combining pre-built modules for controlling base components, custom control software for custom developed and payload components and overall mission management and control software (which, itself will be a combination of standard components and mission specific control logic). This paper presents a system for automating standard component configuration and creating templates to facilitate the creation and integration of components that must be (or which the developer desires to be) custom-developed for the particular mission or spacecraft.
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Jeremy Straub, Jeremy Straub, } "Automating software design and configuration for a small spacecraft", Proc. SPIE 9084, Unmanned Systems Technology XVI, 908405 (3 June 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2049502; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2049502

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