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OpenOrbiter Operating System Components: Development of Software for Communications and Power Management
University of North Dakota Graduate School Scholarly Forum (2014)
  • Michael Hlas
  • Calvin Littlebina
  • Dayln Limesand
  • Christoffer Korvald
  • Jeremy Straub
  • Ronald Marsh
Abstract

This poster presents details on two areas of the development of the OpenOrbiter Operating Software, communications and power management. Communications are an essential part of any satellite. Communications allow us to send commands and receive information from the satellite. However communications presents us with some unique challenges. The satellite is orbiting the earth about every 90 minutes at very high speeds making it difficult to track it through the sky. We also have a very limited window when the satellite is overhead to communicate with it. Bandwidth is also very limited so what is sent and received during that time period needs to be prioritized. Current work related to power management is also presented.

Keywords
  • OpenOrbiter,
  • CubeSat,
  • small satellite,
  • communications,
  • power management
Publication Date
March 12, 2014
Citation Information
Michael Hlas, Calvin Littlebina, Dayln Limesand, Christoffer Korvald, et al.. "OpenOrbiter Operating System Components: Development of Software for Communications and Power Management" University of North Dakota Graduate School Scholarly Forum (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jeremy_straub/171/