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Real-time immersive visualization for satellite configuration and version comparison

Liu, Yang and Deshmukh, Meenakshi and Wulkop, Jan C. and Fischer, Philipp M. and Gerndt, Andreas (2017) Real-time immersive visualization for satellite configuration and version comparison. In: Workshop on Simulation and EGSE for European Space Programmes (SESP 2017). Workshop on Simulation and EGSE for European Space Programmes (SESP 2017), 28-30th March 2017, Noordwijk, Netherlands.

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Abstract

Spacecraft design and development is a complex Task which requires a long lifecycle and many phases of iterative construction. Thus, there are usually many versions of configuration design evolving over time. A clear understanding and comparison of these different Versions of spacecraft configurations can bring benefits to both stakeholders and domain experts of the project. However, usually the configuration and system data is stored in textual format in tables and in files which is not efficient to compare results by checking all the subsystem and parameters in different versions one by one. As an alternative, this paper gives a detailed insight how to compare versions by means of 3D visualization and Virtual Reality (VR) technologies. The basis of our approach is the Virtual Satellite (VirSat) which is the standard tool for concurrent engineering studies at the German Aerospace Center (DLR). The key performance indicators of an early space mission design are the mass, the power consumption, and the temperature. In order to Highlight differences of these quantities and distribution of key performance indicators, the VirSat uses color coding for more intuitive understanding. To analyze the changes of geometry information, additional two visualization modes have been integrated for comparing and indicating the differences between versions. In the first mode, two versions of configurations are visually overlapped. The differences are indicated by special colors. In the second mode, different versions of the design yield a successive animation in order to follow the design evolution. Both modes require model transformation from VirSat's central system data model to visualization model which is used for appropriate visualization approaches. The paper gives a detailed architectural overview and discusses benefits and future opportunities.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/112016/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Real-time immersive visualization for satellite configuration and version comparison
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Liu, YangYang.Liu (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Deshmukh, Meenakshimeenakshi.deshmukh (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Wulkop, Jan C.Jan.Wulkop (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Fischer, Philipp M.philipp.fischer (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Gerndt, Andreasandreas.gerndt (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:29 March 2017
Journal or Publication Title:Workshop on Simulation and EGSE for European Space Programmes (SESP 2017)
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:visualization, satellite configuration, version comparison
Event Title:Workshop on Simulation and EGSE for European Space Programmes (SESP 2017)
Event Location:Noordwijk, Netherlands
Event Type:Workshop
Event Dates:28-30th March 2017
Organizer:European Space Agency ESA/ESTEC
HGF - Research field:other
HGF - Program:other
HGF - Program Themes:other
DLR - Research area:no assignment
DLR - Program:no assignment
DLR - Research theme (Project):no assignment
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institut of Simulation and Software Technology
Institut of Simulation and Software Technology > Software for Space Systems and Interactive Visualisation
Deposited By: Liu, Yang
Deposited On:09 May 2017 09:05
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 20:09

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