XCOR Lynx Payload Scheduler
Software development and construction of a COTS based engineering prototype for a "Payload Service Box" for the "XCOR Lynx" rocket plane.
The "XCOR Lynx" carries migrogravitation experiments on its suborbital spaceflights. These experiments shall be controlled by a "Payload Service Box" that provides electrical power to the experiment payloads, sends control pulses according to a pre-determined protocol and records measurement data.
GTD GmbH has constructed an engineering prototype that consists of 5 Commercial-off-the-shelf microcontroller boards and developed the control software. The following activities have been carried out:
- Coordination and management of the software development activities.
- Procurement of prototype components.
- Development of the payload control software.
- Creation of software documentation / user manual.