June 24, 2009 to June 26, 2009
M. Violante , Politecnico di Torino, Italy
M. L. Esposti , Thales Alenia Space Italy, Vimodrone, Italy
The space community is showing a growing interest for shifting from designs based on fully-custom components to a more cost- and time-effective approach based on commercial off the shelf components. As a result, there is a growing need for methods to develop quickly reliable on-board electronic systems that meet reliability constraints typical of space-oriented applications. The purpose of this paper is to present an approach for developing Linux-based on-board computers for data handling serving as building blocks for low-cost scientific satellites. The approach is based on a scalable technique that mixes hardware and software error detection techniques to balance implementation cost with dependability.
M. Violante, M. L. Esposti, "A low-cost solution for developing reliable Linux-based space computers for on-board data handling", IOLTS, 2009, 11th IEEE International On-Line Testing Symposium, 11th IEEE International On-Line Testing Symposium 2009, pp. 49-54, doi:10.1109/IOLTS.2009.5195982