[amsat-bb] Falcon 9 Computer
kb2ysi at gmail.com
Wed Feb 7 02:13:29 UTC 2018
According to the user manual (
Falcon launch vehicle avionics, and guidance, navigation and control
systems use a fault-tolerant
architecture that provides full vehicle single-fault tolerance and uses
modern computing and
networking technology to improve performance and reliability. The fault
tolerance is achieved
either by isolating compartments within avionics boxes or by using
triplicated units of specific
components. Both the first and second stages host their own multiple
batteries to minimize the complexity of the electrical interface.
So whatever they are using they have 3 of them on board.
On Tue, Feb 6, 2018 at 7:01 PM, Joe <nss at mwt.net> wrote:
> And did it start to do an Up-Date 2 minutes before launch!?
> Joe WB9SBD
> The Original Rolling Ball Clock
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> On 2/6/2018 5:58 PM, Mike Hoblinski wrote:
>> As I watched the Falcon 9 Heavy launch today just before liftoff I heard
>> the usual
>> words...... And now the onboard computer has taken control of the rocket.
>> It got
>> me wondering about the type of computer being used. What type of bus, how
>> boards being used, all the connections for sensors, valves, monitoring.
>> What are
>> they using as a main processor. Did they design it from the ground up or
>> use a
>> model from earlier rocket launches and modify it.
>> Mike Hoblinski
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