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Simple attitude visualization tool for satellite operations

Chatel, Franck and Wuesten, Herbert and Mihail, Gabriel (2006) Simple attitude visualization tool for satellite operations. SpaceOPS 2006, 19-23 June 2006, Rome, Italy. (Submitted)

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The attitude data delivered by a satellite are three-dimensional. This characteristic makes it difficult for the operation engineers to immediately interpret them. As a matter of fact, operations of low-Earth orbiting satellite usually impose to plot these attitude data in order to analyze different situations such as a sun-pointing phase, a slew maneuver during a data-take or a dump over a ground station. Finally one tries to get a three-dimensional image of the situation from many one-dimensional plots, which is time-consuming and susceptible to errors. As a consequence, an attitude visualization tool has been developed to quickly analyze and represent attitude data, as a complement of flight dynamics analysis. Such a tool has been implemented for the BIRD mission and had to comply with some constraints: a simple and low-cost design coupled with an easy-to-use, operation-oriented philosophy.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Title:Simple attitude visualization tool for satellite operations
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Chatel, FranckFranck.Chatel@dlr.de
Wuesten, HerbertHerbert.Wuesten@dlr.de
Mihail, GabrielUNSPECIFIED
Keywords:3D visualization, Satellite attitude, Satellite operations
Event Title:SpaceOPS 2006
Event Location:Rome, Italy
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:19-23 June 2006
Organizer:Italian Space Agency (ASI) and American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W RP - Raumtransport
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W RP - Raumtransport
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Raumfahrzeugsysteme - Numerische Verfahren und Simulation (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Space Operations and Astronaut Training
Deposited By: Franck Chatel
Deposited On:10 Aug 2012 11:31
Last Modified:12 Dec 2013 21:44

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