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Distributed Wiring Harness Communications Framework

Senior Project: 2006-2007
Richard Beaudoin, Derek Hageman, Sergei Razgulin and Malte Winkler

Redefine Technologies, based in Golden, Colorado, began as a web development company. Currently, they are shifting their focus to development of innovative space technologies.

Testing of spacecraft components such as Flight Controls and Sensor Modules currently requires that the individual subsystems be transported to the same physical location. To overcome this limitation, Redefine has conceived a technology that will allow pre-integration testing of subsystems developed in different areas of the country. The Distributed Wiring Harness will allow subsystems to be connected and tested via an internet connection.

This project provides a software infrastructure that will facilitate the implementation of a Distributed Wiring Harness. The software infrastructure, code named Universal Meta-Synergy Catalyst (UMC), facilitates communication amongst subsystems, provides logging capability, and allows the virtualization of subsystems still in development. The software will run on a Data Distribution Unit (DDU). By utilizing the capability of the DDU hardware, UMC will provide the software foundation for distributed system-level testing of spacecraft subsystems.

Distributed Wiring Harness Concept
Distributed Wiring Harness Concept
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