International SpaceWire Conference 2018 (ISC2018)

14 - 18 May

Los Angeles,USA

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Full Press Release (450 words)

The 8th International SpaceWire Conference aims to bring together product designers, hardware engineers, software engineers, system developers and mission specialists interested in and working with SpaceWire and SpaceFibre to share their latest ideas and developments. The conference is for both academics and industrialists and will be attended by representatives from industry and the major space agencies. It is being hosted in Los Angeles, USA on the 14th 18th May 2018.

SpaceWire is the de facto standard for spacecraft on-board data-handling networks currently being used or designed into more than 100 spacecraft costing well over $30 billion. SpaceWire connects together instruments, mass-memory, processors, downlink telemetry, and other on-board sub-systems. It is simple to implement and has some specific characteristics that help it support data-handling applications in space: high-speed, low-power, simplicity, relatively low implementation cost, and architectural flexibility making it ideal for many space missions. SpaceWire provides high-speed (typically 200 Mbits/s in radiation tolerant technology), bi-directional, full-duplex data-links, which interconnect SpaceWire enabled equipment. Since the SpaceWire standard was published in January 2003, it has been adopted by ESA, NASA, JAXA and Roscosmos for many missions and is being widely used on scientific, Earth observation, commercial and other spacecraft. High-profile missions using SpaceWire include: Gaia, ExoMars Rover, BepiColombo, James Webb Space Telescope, GOES-R and Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. The European Cooperation for Space Standardization is currently working on a revision of the SpaceWire standard and new higher layer protocols such as SpaceWire-R, which provides reliable delivery, have been specified. Up to date information on these developments will be reported at the conference.

SpaceFibre is the next generation of SpaceWire network technology for spacecraft on-board data-handling. SpaceFibre operates at multi-Gbits/s over distances of up to 5 m using electrical cable and 100 m using fibre optic cable. It includes quality of service (QoS) and fault detection, isolation and recovery (FDIR) capabilities. SpaceFibre is backwards compatible with SpaceWire at the Network level, which enables existing SpaceWire equipment to be connected into a SpaceFibre network without modification. SpaceFibre has been designed to have a small footprint, enabling its implementation in flight qualified FPGAs. The SpaceFibre standard will be published in 2017 and space missions are already using this exciting technology. The latest developments in SpaceFibre technology, protocols and test equipment will be presented at the conference.

Session topics will include SpaceWire missions and applications, components, onboard equipment and software, test and verification, networks and protocols and standardisation. There will also be an industrial exhibition featuring major international suppliers of SpaceWire technology.

Further information about the conference is available on the web at http://2018.spacewire-conference.org.

Information about SpaceWire is available from the SpaceWire website at spacewire.esa.int.


200 Word Summary

The International SpaceWire Conference aims to bring together SpaceWire product designers, hardware engineers, software engineers, system developers and mission specialists interested in and working with SpaceWire and SpaceFibre to share their latest ideas and developments.

SpaceWire is the de facto standard for spacecraft on-board data-handling networks currently being used or designed into more than 100 spacecraft costing well over $30 billion. SpaceWire connects together instruments, mass-memory, processors, downlink telemetry, and other on-board sub-systems. It is simple to implement and has some specific characteristics that help it support data-handling applications in space: high-speed, low-power, simplicity, relatively low implementation cost, and architectural flexibility making it ideal for many space missions.

This conference is targeted at the whole SpaceWire community including both academic and industrialists and will be attended by representatives from industry and major space agencies. It is being hosted in Los Angeles, USA on the 14th 18th May 2018.

Session topics will include SpaceWire missions and applications, components, onboard equipment and software, test and verification, networks and protocols and standardisation. There will also be an industrial exhibition featuring major international suppliers of SpaceWire technology.

Further information about the conference is available on the web at http://2018.spacewire-conference.org.

Information about SpaceWire is available from the SpaceWire website at spacewire.esa.int.


100 Word Summary

The International SpaceWire Conference will bring together academics, industrialists and representatives of major space agencies. It is being hosted in Los Angeles, USA on the 14th 18th May 2018.

SpaceWire is the de facto standard for spacecraft on-board data-handling networks currently being used or designed into more than 100 spacecraft costing well over $30 billion.

Session topics will include SpaceWire missions and applications, components, onboard equipment and software, test and verification, networks and protocols and standardisation. There will also be an industrial exhibition featuring major international suppliers of SpaceWire technology.

Further conference information is available online at http://2018.spacewire-conference.org.

Information about SpaceWire is available from spacewire.esa.int.


60 Word Summary

The International SpaceWire Conference will bring together academics, industrialists and representatives of major space agencies. It is being hosted in Los Angeles, USA on the 14th 18th May 2018.

SpaceWire is the de facto standard for spacecraft on-board data-handling networks. The conference will cover topics ranging from missions to technology. There will also be an industrial exhibition.

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30 Word Summary

The International SpaceWire Conference will bring together academics, industrialists and representatives of major space agencies. It is being hosted in Los Angeles, USA on the 14th - 18th May 2018

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