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Avionics & Electrical Systems Branch (Code 565)

ATLAS hooked up to EGSE:  The ATLAS instrument is shown here connected to one of the electrical ground support equipment (EGSE) used to check out the functionality of the instrument as it undergoes testing.

Figure 1: ATLAS hooked up to EGSE:  The ATLAS instrument is shown here connected to one of the electrical ground support equipment (EGSE) used to check out the functionality of the instrument as it undergoes testing.

Mission

The Avionics & Electrical Systems Branch provides expert leadership in the design, development, and verification of avionics systems architectures, avionics interfaces compatibility (electrical, electromagnetic, etc.), electrical harnessing, advanced data networks, and electrical ground support equipment (EGSE).

The Branch provides avionics systems leads for spacecraft and payloads consisting of multiple electronics subsystems, as well as electrical systems leads, harness leads, and EGSE leads for flight instruments and spacecraft projects.  Avionics systems engineers work closely with and provide technical leadership to several product development leads for various electronics subsystems (data, power, communications, etc.) that are part of the typical spacecraft avionics. Electrical systems engineers develop electrical interface performance requirements, technical specifications, and test plans for internal flight projects as well as providing electrical system oversight and expertise to external flight projects. Harness leads provides technical expertise for designing, developing, testing, and integrating flight harness to flight instruments or spacecraft.

The Branch also develops project unique electromagnetic interference/compatibility (EMI/EMC) specifications and generates the criteria and test approach to verify that EMI/EMC requirements are met.

GPM CDH Connected: The GPM Command and Data Handling Unit fully integrated onto the Observatory just prior to closing up for flight. MMS Fight Harness: One of the MMS spacecraft undergoing integration. Shown here is a myriad of activities focusing on the electrical harness buildup.

Figure 2: GPM CDH Connected: The GPM Command and Data Handling Unit fully integrated onto the Observatory just prior to closing up for flight.

Figure 3: MMS Fight Harness: One of the MMS spacecraft undergoing integration. Shown here is a myriad of activities focusing on the electrical harness buildup.

 

 

Branch Management Team

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Bill Yuknis
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Porfirio Beltran
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