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# Digital Avionics Systems Conference 2006

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# Paper Overview

- How many words, what it should have, links to styles, etc.
- <http://www.dasconline.org/>

# Title

An Open Standards Approach to a Complete Launch Vehicle Avionics System

# Abstract

In the larger field of avionics, network-centric environments are commonly comprised of networks that connect either widely dispersed nodes, such as in air traffic control, or local point-to-point connections, such as within a vehicle's avionics system. In this paper, we show how an entire avionics system, from flight control to ground support, can be inexpensively and rapidly built using open standards.

The Portland State Aerospace Society (PSAS) is an educational aerospace engineering project at Portland State University that develops small, inexpensive sub-orbital launch vehicles with avionics systems based on open source software and commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware. To reduce cost, development and construction time, PSAS uses application appropriate networking. This includes IEEE 802.11b for long distance telemetry, Ethernet for vehicle diagnostics, and both USB and CAN for intra-vehicle networks. We describe how open standards networking can be pushed to fulfill application appropriate requirements.

# DASC 2006 Paper

## Overview

## Introduction to Rocketry

## PSAS

## Amateur Active Guidance

## Previous and Current Launch Models

## Functional Requirements (?)

## Flight Software - significance of open source model

## Active Network (Wireless, etc.)

## Launch Control

## Specific PSAS Contributions to Field

## Current and Future Plans

## Conclusion