Improving End-to-End Communication over SpaceWire for Applications Onboard Satellites

Thesis Author: 
Stuart Mills

Stuart Mills' PhD research included considering the use of existing protocols and the development of a new protocol to provide reliability over SpaceWire. As part of this research Stuart developed device drivers for both Windows and Linux to provide methods for PCs to communicate over SpaceWire.

Stuart's research has provided the basis on which the drivers for the SpaceWire device drivers developed in the Space Technology Centre are built. His research has also influenced the decisions now being taken in the development of protocols to provide quality of service over SpaceWire.

Stuart is now a research assistant in the School of Computing, University of Dundee and a Senior Software Engineer for STAR-Dundee.