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Pointing Error Engineering Software Framework

Wed, 11/08/2023 - 13:00
Start Date: 
2014
Programme: 
GSTP
End Date: 
2016
Programme Reference: 
G617-036EC
Country: 
Germany
Prime Contractor: 
ASTOS SOLUTIONS GMBH
Status: 
Closed
Objectives: 
The main objective of this activity is to develop, enhance and maintain a software framework supporting Satellite Pointing Error Engineering for all ESA missions, in line with the ECSS Control Performance Standard ECSS E-60-10C which does not authorise the traditional simplified summation rules.
 
 
Description: 
The activity will develop a first version of the software framework based on the experience got through a successful prototyping exercise in 2012 called PEET (Pointing Error Engineering Tool). The prototype implements the step-by-step process elaborated in the ESA Pointing Error Engineering Handbook published in 2011 as ESA applicable document ESSB-HB-E-003.
An accompanying SW framework is necessary to process complex calculations for high accuracy pointing, to support frequency domain techniques introduced in thehandbook and to provide traceability and a common platform for exchange ofinformation between the various entities.In particular, the following tasks are foreseen:
  • Review of lessons learnt from the prototype and feedback from users.
  • Update of the software framework requirements.
  • Review and streamlining of the core computational routines of the PEET prototype to optimise SW execution.
  • Extension of modules to support high precisions missions (e.g. Euclid, MTG,EDRS,etc).
  • Based on the existing sensitivity analysis feature, implementation of a specific functionality for pointing requirement allocation (apportionment).
  • Extension of the reporting functionality according to suggestions by future users in ESA and industry.
  • Extension of the PEET website with repository, bug tracker, online manual, tutorial and forum.
 
 
 
Application Domain: 
Generic Technologies
Technology Domain: 
5 - Space System Control
Competence Domain: 
3-Avionic Systems
Initial TRL: 
TRL 3
Target TRL: 
TRL 4
Public Document: 
Type: 
Executive Summary
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