The 2012 ESA Summer of Code in Space (SOCIS) was announced by the ESA Advanced Concepts Team in June 2012. Open Mission Control is part of the UKSEDS (United Kingdom Students for the Exploration and Development of Space) myPocketQub 442 UKube-1 payload and is a JA initiative.
The Open Mission Control project was kindly selected as a SOCIS mentoring organisation in 2011 and we’ve just been selected for 2012 too so would love to be able to build upon the work carried out by the SOCIS student (Merlin Barschke) and our other developers over the last year. Areas we would like to work on include one or more of:
- Integrating support for the OpenSpace365 ‘run your code in space’ software development kit into Open Mission Control to provide an interactive integrated development and debugging environment.
- In addition to the current on-line/off-line Windows, Mac OS X and Linux versions of the application, develop a high traffic friendly pure HTML front end for the system allowing any basic HTML browser (e.g. no requirements for Flash, AIR, etc.) and devices such as Android, iPad and iPhone to operate Open Mission Control missions.
- Integrating support for AO-40 FEC Encoding into Open Mission Control to support direct interpretation of the raw UKube-1 downlink bit stream and to turn the Phil Karn reference source code into a reusable C library for use by any space or ground segment.
- Integrating support for the the JPL ION-DTN library into Open Mission Control.
- Adding support for simultaneous download of data from multiple ground station networks including the Deep Space Network, GENSO, myGroundStations.com and custom CubeSat client networks.
- Improving the system documentation
- In addition to the major tasks outlined above, general support to allow the early delivery of items on our general outstanding to do list would be extremely useful.
To register your interest in participating this year, please follow the instructions on the SOCIS student application form here – good luck!
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