The concurrent configuration of a TMTC software during the satellite life cycle

Jürgen Letschnik, Enrico Stoll, Ulrich Walter, Christian Knauer, John Dallat

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The design of satellite systems with the aspects of reducing costs and development time has become more and more popular. The breakthrough of high performance processing allows new development strategies. Special simulation programs used for different satellite development phases shall bring the expected success. The usage of such simulation programs opens the way for an extended employment of the commercial of the self (COTS) Monitoring and Control (M&C) tool "FRAMTEC - Framework for Advanced Monitoring, Telemetry and Control". This software tool is a generic M&C tool and can be used for (nearly) every M&C application. Processing TeleMetrie and TeleCommand (TMTC) data of a satellite during the mission operation phase is a typical field of employment of this tool. The configuration and test of such typical TMTC software tools is always connected with high costs and time. This paper shows how to reduce cost und configuration time by using FRAMTEC as a Monitoring and Control tool in mission operation phase as used in the satellite project "BayernSat" of the Institute of Astronautics / Technische Universität München. The employment of Framtec as a M&C tool for the whole Electrical Ground Support Equipment - EGSE allows the continuous configuration over during the development phases of a satellite. This integration of the software tool FRAMTEC in the development process and phases and its benefit in cost- and time-efficient is described. Finally, an outlook in realizing this approach is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpaceOps 2006 Conference
StatePublished - 2006
EventSpaceOps 2006 Conference - 9th International Conference on Space Operations - Rome, Italy
Duration: 19 Jun 200623 Jun 2006

Publication series

NameSpaceOps 2006 Conference


ConferenceSpaceOps 2006 Conference - 9th International Conference on Space Operations


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