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State-of-the-art space mission telecommand receivers

Abstract : Since their dawning, space communications have been among the strongest driving applications for the development of error correcting codes. Indeed, space-to-Earth telemetry (TM) links have extensively exploited advanced coding schemes, from convolutional codes to Reed-Solomon codes (also in concatenated form) and, more recently, from turbo codes to low-density parity-check (LDPC) codes. The efficiency of these schemes has been extensively proved in several papers and reports. The situation is a bit different for Earth-to-space telecommand (TC) links. Space TCs must reliably convey control information as well as software patches from Earth control centers to scientific payload instruments and engineering equipment onboard (O/B) spacecraft. The success of a mission may be compromised because of an error corrupting a TC message: a detected error causing no execution or, even worse, an undetected error causing a wrong execution. This imposes strict constraints on the maximum acceptable detected and undetected error rates.
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M. Baldi, M. Bertinelli, F. Chiaraluce, P. Closas, P. Dhakal, et al.. State-of-the-art space mission telecommand receivers. IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2017, 32 (6), pp.4-15. ⟨10.1109/MAES.2017.160079⟩. ⟨hal-03203846⟩

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