Solar orbiter spacecraft instrument interface simulator and its applications for the STIX telescope tests

D. ͆cisłowski, M. Kowaliński, P. Podgórski, J. Sylwester, P. Orleański, T. Mrozek, M. Stęs̈licki, J. Barylak, A. Barylak, K. R. Skup, A. Cichocki, K. Ber, G. Juchnikowski

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Abstract

Solar Orbiter mission of European Space Agency, scheduled for launch in 2017, is designed to explore the Sun and the inner heliosphere. Its close, never achieved before by any other spacecraft, approach to the Sun as well as ten remote-sensing and in-situ on board instruments will allow obtaining unique solar science data. The Spectrometer Telescope for Imaging X-rays (STIX) is one of them. Its measurements of solar thermal and non-thermal hard X-ray emissions from ∼4 to 150 keV will play an important role to achieve mission's major science goals. The Spacecraft Instrument Interface Simulator (SIIS) is specified as a part of Electrical Ground Support Equipment with the aim to provide a tool for power interface and telemetry/telecommand electrical and data protocol validation during the delivery phase of STIX instrument for spacecraft integration. It is designed to be used during the instrument development and test phases of onboard algorithms, too. Brief overview of SIIS use and performance for these purposes is given in this work.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPhotonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2014
EditorsRyszard S. Romaniuk
PublisherSPIE
ISBN (Electronic)9781628413694
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventPhotonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2014 - Wilga, Poland
Duration: 26 May 20141 Jun 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume9290
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Conference

ConferencePhotonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2014
Country/TerritoryPoland
CityWilga
Period26/05/141/06/14

Keywords

  • EGSE
  • Simulation
  • Spacecraft interface
  • X-ray spectrometer

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