A SpaceWire Routing Switch for On-Board Spacecraft Communications

Thesis Author: 
Chris McClements

Chris McClements PhD research describes the work leading to a radiation tolerant SpaceWire routing switch chip for use in a SpaceWire data-handling network. A SpaceWire routing switch has applications for current and future high-speed payload data-handling systems where the SpaceWire standard and SpaceWire networks have been identified as the preferred method of connecting many SpaceWire nodes together.

Dr McClements is now a research assistant with the Space Technology Centre working on digital electronic designs for SpaceCraft systems.