Proc. SPIE. 9904, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave
KEYWORDS: Aerospace engineering, Spectroscopy, Field programmable gate arrays, Field programmable gate arrays, Control systems, Telecommunications, Space operations, Atmospheric sciences, System on a chip, Prototyping, Prototyping, Instrument modeling
NOMAD is a spectrometer suite: UV-visible-IR spectral ranges. NOMAD is part of the payload of ESA ExoMars Trace
Gas Orbiter Mission. SINBAD boards are in charge of the communication and management of the power and control
between the spacecraft and the instrument channels. SINBAD development took four years, while the entire development
and test required five years, a very short time to develop an instrument devoted to a space mission. The hardware of
SINBAD is shown in the attached poster: developed boards, prototype boards and final models. The models were
delivered to the ESA in order to testing and integration with the spacecraft.
The Spacecraft INterface and control Board for NomAD (SINBAD) is an electronic interface designed by the Instituto de Astroffisica de Andalucfia (IAA-CSIC). It is part of the Nadir and Occultation for MArs Discovery instrument (NOMAD) on board in the ESAs ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter mission. This mission was launched in March 2016. The SINBAD Flight Software (SFS) is the software embedded in SINBAD. It is in charge of managing the interfaces, devices, data, observing sequences, patching and contingencies of NOMAD. It is presented in this paper the most remarkable aspects of the SFS design, likewise the main problems and lessons learned during the software development process.