Modular flight software tailored for your mission
Oryx OBCS is a modular flight software tool developed for the mission control of small satellites. It manages all satellite tasks – namely, processing telecommands sent by the operators, monitoring the power budget, executing pre-defined schedules, managing emergencies and handling data from all the sensors on-board.
Oryx utilises an innovative framework that facilitates the customised development of your own mission. Thanks to its modular architecture, based on building blocks, it supports the rapid development of the mission’s software by using a vast library of components – logging, scheduling, testing and communication to name but a few.
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Telemetry, tracking and command handling.
Isolation and recovery support.
Flexible task management based on time, position and platform status.
Access to the satellite through secure data links.
Using scripting language to manage in-flight issues and extend the OBC features after the launch.
Faster satellite integration thanks to the built-in algorithm, software and hardware-in-the-loop tests.
The ease at which a testing environment and software simulator can be set up ensures in-depth evaluation of your applied solutions from the onset of the project. Should your component not be supported by Oryx, you can simply extend your simulation by creating customised drivers.
Our on-board software exposes an API that can be accessed by the small Lua scripts, providing access to selected sensors and peripherals, which is definitely a game-changer!
Oryx will be the heart of the Intuition-1 mission, which is planned for launch at the end of 2023. Intuition-1 is a 6U-class satellite with a data processing unit – Leopard – enabling on-board data processing acquired via a hyperspectral instrument with spectral resolution in the range of visible and near-infrared light.
ORYX IS BUILT OUT OF THREE KEY ELEMENTS
The Software Development Kit (SDK)
a set of libraries written in C++ containing crucial on-board services for telemetry and telecommand, a hardware abstraction layer and a library of drivers for popular systems.
systems simulators and a suite of automated tests which enable comprehensive testing of the flight software either by running locally on the PC (using QEmu) or by connecting to the hardware engineering model (using the Oasis EGSE board).
a single-board, CubeSat PC-104 compatible EGSE that serves as an interface between the PC-running simulators and the hardware engineering model. Enables the running of integration tests which use actual hardware connections between satellite components (I2C, CAN, UART, SPI).
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Used to run scheduled and automated jobs that can be time-triggered or initiated by any other telemetry values.
The Scripting Engine
A Lua-based service which enables the running of precompiled Lua scripts on board with access to all internal APIs.
A set of libraries implementing CCSDS- compatible communication channels for telecommands and telemetry with built-in security.
The Drivers Library
A set of pre-existing drivers for popular nano- and small-satellite systems.
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|MEMORY||Min. 1 MB (code) (depending on the selected features)|
|Min. 1 MB (data) (depending on the selected features)|
|SUPPORTED MCUs||ARM Cortex-M, ARM Cortex-R|
|RECOMMENDED MINIMUM CLOCK||50 MHz|
|STORAGE||Data storage: NAND flash memory up to 4 GB|
|High reliability FRAM-based storage|
|DEVELOPMENT TOOLS||Open-source, cross-platform tools: CMake, GCC, Python|
|Modern technologies: C++17|
|SUPPORTED OFF-THE-SHELF SUBSYSTEMS||Kryten M3 by AAC Clyde Space|
|EPS (STARBUCK) + Batteries by AAC Clyde Space|
|ADCS by AAC Clyde Space|
|VHF/UHF Transceiver by CPUT|
|Leopard DPU by KP Labs|
|UVTRX by ISIS|
|IMTQ by ISIS|
|ANT module by ISIS|
|uCam II camera module by 4D Systems|
|Q20 HD GPS by QinetiQ and all NMEA-based receivers|
|EWC27-SRX X/S Transceiver by Syrlinks|
|Easy to add support for any subsystem using I2C, UART, CAN, SPI|
|GROUND SEGMENT COMMUNICATION||AX.25 based modules|
|S/X stream-based modules (CCSDS compliant)|
|Flexible communication stack|
|Optional: encryption, authentication|
|GROUND SOFTWARE SUPPORT||XTCE and SEDS-compliant spacecraft database|
|Easy integration with any MCS during the whole process (from the mission development to in-orbit operations)|