Benefits for spacecraft

Complexity reduction (long-term cost saving)

  • Single network for payload and control (strictly partitioned)
  • Upgradeability/reusable platforms
  • Inherent fault-tolerance/redundancy (no complex software solution needed)
  • Simpler integration and testing
  • No industry-specific data handling
  • Full determinism and synchronized operation >> less memory required
  • Synchronization to absolute time (GPS)
  • Scalability – up to 10 Gbps
  • Weight savings (PoE)
  • Composability – larger systems/system of systems, habitats, safe separation and docking …
  • Further cost savings: Use of COTS equipment in ground segment which can be seamlessly connected (standard Ethernet)
  • Allows modular satellite system design, payload as well as control