Flying Laptop
Project Management, Professor of Satellite Technology

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sabine Klinkner

Prof. Klinkner

Annegret Möller

Institut für Raumfahrtsysteme
Pfaffenwaldring 29
70569 Stuttgart


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Flight Software Laboratory

The development of flight software (FSW) is a significantly large part of spacecraft development. Consequently, the Institute of Space Systems has a dedicated FSW laboratory.

Within the lab, IRS designs and tests modern concepts for the development of FSW. Currently, the team implements and tests the C++ and component-based "Flight Software Framework (FSFW)" and the control software for Flying Laptop. In addition, the team plan on-board computers and spacecraft avionics.


In addition to a number of development computers, the lab also contains some development boards to allow on-target testing of software with little effort. For more complex tests, it is advantageous to have the simulation laboratory next door. The FSW laboratory is located in room 2.16 of the Space Center Baden-Wuerttemberg (RZBW).