Construction and testing of an 80C86 based communications controller for the Petite Amateur Navy Satellite (PANSAT)
Tobin, Stephen M.
Cotton, Mitchell L.
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This thesis describes the testing of a prototype of a satellite computer communications controller, based on the 80C86 microprocessor, which is to be placed on the Petite Amateur Navy Satellite (PANSAT) for launch in 1993 on a two year mission. First, the background of the justification for PANSAT is described. PANSAT will serve primarily as an inexpensive store-and-forward orbiting mailbox, and secondarily it will serve as a teaching and learning vehicle for NPS faculty and students. then there are reviews of the requirements and design concepts involved in the initial paper design by a previous thesis student. A reliability analysis is done, validating the reliability of the design. Finally, concepts considered in the wire-wrapped prototype construction are explained, followed by an extensive description of initial circuit testing and development of various machine language circuit test programs
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