Electronics brain design for advanced microspacecraft

James Wall*, Wai-Chi  Fang

*Corresponding author for this work

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A brief history of NASA robotic spacecraft computing architectures is given. Changing needs driving changes in features (10x reduction in cost, various increases in capability, 10x to 100x reduction in power, mass and volume) for spacecraft computing are discussed. An architecture which addresses these changes is proposed. Finally, future directions of exploration for this spacecraft computing architecture are considered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)815-822
Number of pages8
JournalActa Astronautica
Issue number9-12
StatePublished - 1996


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