Reference Architecture

The Reference Architecture (REFA) provides the framework for organizing the various elements that are developed within LibreCube. For example, a power conditioning element for an exploration system would be grouped here: remote segment / platform / power. Most of those elements are of generic nature, so they can be used for satellites, robot, drones. Some other elements are more specific in their application, such as rotor blades for a drone. The reference architecture organization is applicable to all LibreCube elements.

Note that the detailed definition of the reference architecture is work in progress.

Remote Segment

10 Instruments
– 11 Remote Sensing

20 Platform
– 21 Structure
– 22 Power
– 23 Communication
– 24 Thermal
– 25 Processing
– 26 Attitude and Orbit Control
– 27 Propulsion
– 28 Mechanism
– 29 Firmware

30 Support Equipment
– 31 Electrical Ground Support Equipment (EGSE)
– 32 Mechanical Ground Support Equipment (MGSE)

Ground Segment

40 Ground Station System
– 41 Antenna System
– 42 Return Space Link
– 43 Forward Space Link
– 43 Station System

50 Ground Network
– 51 Space Link Extension

60 Mission Operations
– 61 Mission Control
– 62 Planning
– 63 Automation
– 64 Flight Dynamics
– 65 Data Archive and Dissemination
– 66 Simulator

Launch segment
(to be defined)