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SpaceWire EGSE & Device Simulator

The SpaceWire EGSE & Device Simulator is a programmable hardware unit designed specifically for generating sophisticated test schedules involving precision timing and creating accurate real-time simulations for SpaceWire enabled instruments.

  • Emulates SpaceWire traffic from almost any instrument, or other flight equipment in real-time.
  • Generates sophisticated sequences of packets with varying payload content, timing and data-rates through the use of schedules, state machines and events.
  • Stores pre-defined packet cargoes in memory to emulate large payloads from high data-rate instruments.
  • Monitors received packet streams, reacting to pre-programmed sequences.
  • Interacts with external hardware through external triggers, which can be used to trigger different packet sequences.
  • Interacts with host software via software events and the provided API to trigger packet sequences for real-time transmission.

It is an extremely useful tool during equipment development, validation, and spacecraft assembly, integration and test. The EGSE & Device Simulator removes the need for expensive, bespoke, real-time software development when simulating equipment with SpaceWire interfaces, saving time and reducing schedule risk.

SpaceWire EGSE & Device Simulator
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