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Raven Core

The Raven Core is a VHDL implementation (IP core) for packaging telemetry and telecommand data based on the Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems (CCSDS) recommendations and the European Cooperation for Space Standardization (ECSS) standards. The solution can be easily integrated into the telemetry and telecommand (TT&C) unit of a CubeSat in a plug & play manner. Complete documentation is provided explaining the interfaces required for the integration of our solution into the communications flow of the spacecraft.

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How does it work?

The solution is used to handle telemetry and telecommand data processing onboard the spacecraft. The Raven Core is composed by a CCSDS/ECSS Core, which implements the basic data encapsulation algorithms according to the standards, and by a Satefy Core, which allows full control and access to subsystems of the spacecraft. The commands received by the ground segment are processed and safely delivered to their target destination, whether it is the onboard computer (OBC) or a specific subsystem (EPS, Sensors, etc). The telemetry data is also packaged according to the standards and delivered to the transceiver.

Features

High-Performance

Our codification algorithms are implemented through proprietary techniques that guarantee optimal performance.

Low-Power

We process the data fast and consuming very low power.

Tested for Large Satellite

Our technology basis was designed and tested for large satellites, following design guidelines for ensuring maximum reliability.

Customized for CubeSats

We develop our solutions specifically targeting CubeSats. Hence, we ensure maximum performance while respecting the technical constraints for small satellites.

Hardware Implementation

Our solution is completely implemented in hardware, avoiding Hardware-Software co-design issues.

Modular

You can easily integrate our IP Core into your design without making any considerable modification to your design.

Technical Specifications

Telemetry
CCSDS Compatibility CCSDS 131.0.B-3, CCSDS 132.0-B-2, CCSDS 133.0-B-1
Codification Methods Reed Solomon, Convolutional, LDPC
Telecommand
CCSDS Compatibility CCSDS 231.0-B-2, CCSDS 232.1-B-2, CCSDS 232.0-B-3
Codification Methods BCH, LDPC
COP-1 Support Yes
Command Pulse Distribution Unit (CPDU) Yes (based on ECSS-E-ST-70-41C)

Supported Hardware

Xilinx Zynq 7000
ProASIC 3

Deliverables

Encrypted RTL source code IP Core
Full documentation and manual
Place & Route scripts

Raven SoM (Coming soon!)

The Raven System-on-Module provides a plug&play solution for increasing the reliability of your communciation system. The module is loaded with the Raven Core and provides all its funcionalities while offering a completely compatible hardware solution for the harsh space environment. Stay tuned for release dates or contact us to get more information about this product.

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How does it work?

The Raven SoM replaces the generic FPGA platform in your solution. It provides the functionalities of the Raven Core but integrated into a single compact board. The performance and tolerance limits are ensured by rigorous test procedures.