SkyLabs satellite equipment represents a turnkey solution also when it comes to an EGSE support. Various options of advanced EGSE equipment and software are available. skyEGSE family of solutions is a key to efforts reduction during equipment Assembly, Integration and Testing phase and thus enabling our customer faster “Time-to-Space”.
An USB Interface dongle for communication over CAN/LVDS/RS422 interfaces
skyEGSE-LINK2 advance interface dongle enables high speed and low latency communication between SkyLabs equipment and advanced skyEGSE-GUI software or NANOsky CMM™ SDK. “Plug-n-Play” USB interface provides required data throughput to feed all dongle’s interfaces at the maximal data rates.
skyEGSE-LINK2 supports seamless USB communication over the following interfaces:
- two CAN buses
- two high-speed LVDS (TIA/EIA-644 compliant)
- two RS422 (TIA/EIA-422 compliant)
skyEGSE-comm with S-band radio support
Ground Station Equipment for communication over S-band RF link
skyEGSE-comm-sb is a CCSDS compliant SDR solution, that enables full duplex communication link with SkyLabs on-board communication equipment. It supports reliable, high throughput communication with Convolutional and Reed Solomon error correcting codes. It allows users to quickly reconfigure or create new links for communication with NANOlink satellite RF equipment in S-band frequency range.
skyEGSE-comm is compatible with:
- Satellite NANOlink-2 equipment
- NANOsky CMM™ SDK
skyEGSE-comm with UHF/VHF radio support
Ground Station Equipment for communication over UHF/VHF RF link
skyEGSE-comm-uhf is a CCSDS compliant SDR solution, that enables full duplex communication link with SkyLabs on-board communication equipment. It supports reliable communication with Convolutional and Reed Solomon error correcting codes. It allows users to quickly reconfigure or create new links for communication with NANOcomm satellite RF equipment in UHF/VHF frequency ranges.
skyEGSE-comm-uhf is compatible with:
- Satellite NANOcomm-2 equipment
- NANOsky CMM™ SDK
NANOsky CMM™ SDK
Software development kit to Control, Monitor and Management (CMM™) of NANOsky platform subsystems
The NANOsky CMM™ SDK implements all functions to support controlling, monitoring and management of any SkyLabs satellite equipment. All functions are provided in a comprehensive C++ library, with application-level examples for fast prototyping or functionality integration to a third-party software. This enables users a drastic savings in the development time for integration of SkyLabs equipment functions into customer specific EGSE, AIV/T or even MOC software.
NANOsky CMM™ SDK is composed out of Application Library and FW module.
Application Library module represents framework in Qt/C++ for Windows and Linux environment that supports all NANOsky and picoRTU equipment functionalities which furthermore eases integration with third party AIV/T or EGSE software, or building one from scratch. NANOsky CMM Application Library is fully compliant with:
- NANOobc-2, NANOhpm-obc (with NANOsky CMM FW module)
- NANOlink-2, NANOcomm-2
- NANOeps, NANOamppt
- picoRTU system
FW module is standard set of on-board computer functions integrated into RTOS. The C-based FW module is verified and flight proven and includes bootloader, emergency mode operation, FW image selection and integrity checks, FW update mechanism, parameters system, verified FDIR mechanism, CAN-TS and LVDS-TS communication stacks, housekeeping TM acquisition and logging, memory management, OBT management, redundancy management, permanent storage subsystem, software scrubber and more. All functions are embedded in provided RTOS upon which also a application layer of functions is developed.
skyEGSE-GUI application enables user immediate out of the box control, monitor and management of any SkyLabs equipment. skyEGSE-GUI application is a graphical user interface developed on top of powerful NANOsky CMM SDK Application Library module. Application establish connection with target equipment via skyEGSE-LINK2 or skyEGSE-comm, and provides features as:
- Equipment general status overview
- Equipment real-time TM monitoring in charts and export function
- Provides TC for controlling all equipment functions
- Downloading equipment logs
- Equipment parameterisation
- Equipment FW upgrade function
- Execution of customised TM/TC