SpaceWire Conformance Tester

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The SpaceWire Conformance Tester project was done as a sub-contractor to Austrian Aerospace. The project designed and built a hardware unit with associated software to probe the conformance of SpaceWire devices with respect to the SpaceWire standard. The unit under test is treated as a black box with no knowledge of the internal structure or protocols and is accessed via a single SpaceWire link.

Conformance Tester

Conformance Tester

The Conformance Tester GUI allows the user to select a test of interest (such as measuring the link 10 Mbits/s start-up speed) and then instruct the hardware unit to perform that test. The results are shown using a simple pass/fail report along with more detailed information where appropriate.

The SpaceWire Conformance Tester is commercialised by STAR-Dundee.