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Title: Open-systems architecture of a standardized command interface chip-set for switching and control of a spacecraft power bus
Authors: Ruiz, Ian B.
Burke, Gary R.
Lung, Gerald
Whitaker, William D.
Nowicki, Robert M.
Keywords: flight computers
deep space missions
Issue Date: 16-Aug-2004
Publisher: International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference (IECEC), Providence, Rhode Island, August 16-19, 2004.
Abstract: The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) has developed a command interface chip-set that primarily consists of two mixed-signal ASICs’; the Command Interface ASIC (CIA) and Analog Interface ASIC (AIA). The Open-systems architecture employed during the design of this chip-set enables its use as both an intelligent gateway between the system’s flight computer and the control, actuation, and activation of the spacecraft’s loads, valves, and pyrotechnics respectfully as well as the regulator of the spacecraft power bus. Furthermore, the architecture is highly adaptable and employed fault-tolerant design methods enabling a host of other mission uses including reliable remote data collection. The objective of this design is to both provide a needed flight component that meets the stringent environmental requirements of current deep space missions and to add a new element to a growing library that can be used as a standard building block for future missions to the outer planets
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