An Embedded Systems Laboratory for Aerospace Students

Puente Alfaro, Juan Antonio de la and Alonso Muñoz, Alejandro and Garrido Balaguer, Jorge and Zamorano Flores, Juan (2020). An Embedded Systems Laboratory for Aerospace Students. "IFAC-PapersOnline", v. 53 (n. 2); pp. 17338-17343. ISSN 2405-8963.


Title: An Embedded Systems Laboratory for Aerospace Students
  • Puente Alfaro, Juan Antonio de la
  • Alonso Muñoz, Alejandro
  • Garrido Balaguer, Jorge
  • Zamorano Flores, Juan
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: IFAC-PapersOnline
Date: 2020
ISSN: 2405-8963
Volume: 53
Freetext Keywords: Embedded computer control systems; applications; On-board computer systems; Real-time systems; Control education; Aerospace computer control
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Telecomunicación (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería de Sistemas Telemáticos
UPM's Research Group: Sistemas de tiempo real y arquitectura de servicios telemáticos STRAST
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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The UPM Master in Space Systems (MUSE) is a two-year graduate program focused on space systems technology. The program is largely project-based, with the UPMSat-2 satellite mission as a general framework to which the various course subjects are applied. The course on Data Housekeeping deals with the hardware and software aspects of the on-board computer systems in charge of data acquisition, monitoring and control within a spacecraft, with special reference to UPMSat-2, as well as the command and supervision functions of the associated ground segment. Since the real hardware used on the satellite is expensive and thus not amenable to use in laboratory work, except in very limited situations, a simplified engineering model of it has been developed by the authors. The model is based on a cheap, reduced size microcomputer board kit that can be easily acquired and taken home by the students in order to carry out the laboratory assignments and supplementary work as needed. The hardware and software components of the laboratory kit, its use in the course, and its impact on the students performance, are described in the paper.

Funding Projects

Government of SpainTIN2017-86520-C3-2-RPRECON-I4Alejandro Alonso MuñozSistemas informáticos predecibles y confiables para la industria 4.0

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Item ID: 63527
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DOI: 10.1016/j.ifacol.2020.12.1822
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Deposited by: Juan Antonio de la Puente
Deposited on: 29 Jun 2022 13:07
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2022 13:07
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