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A mission control system for microgravity platforms built on open source technologies

Müntinga, Hauke (2021) A mission control system for microgravity platforms built on open source technologies. 43rd COSPAR Scientific Assembly, 2021-01-28 - 2021-02-04, Sydney, Australia.

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On its maiden flight on Jan 23, 2017 the MAIUS-1 mission was able to demonstrate the first creation of a Bose-Einstein Condensate in space. During about 360 s of microgravity, around 100 experiments were carried out to characterize the behaviour of the condensate and its usability for atom interferometry in this environment. To achieve these goals in the limited timeframe of a sounding rocket flight, the payload was equipped with an autonomous control system. The system was designed to optimize the experiment and decide on the next experimental sequences based on environmental conditions and previous experimental results. This includes an image evaluation algorithm and a model-based description of the experimental sequences available. To allow monitoring and control of the instrument from the ground station, a Mission Control System was developed built entirely on Open Source technologies. This includes flow control of the experimental sequences, monitoring of housekeeping and scientific data (time-series data and images) as well as defining experimental sequences. All data are distributed via network sockets to several workstations and a timeseries database. Furthermore, the Mission Control System provides tools to plan, create and edit experimental sequences as well as sanity checks and simulations. In this talk, we will give an overview of the architecture of these systems with a focus on the Mission Control System and its application in future space missions on sounding rockets and the ISS.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/142619/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:A mission control system for microgravity platforms built on open source technologies
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Müntinga, HaukeUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-6599-6481UNSPECIFIED
Date:3 February 2021
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:bose-einstein condensation, matter-wave interferometry, atom interferometry, software, control systems, microgravity, space
Event Title:43rd COSPAR Scientific Assembly
Event Location:Sydney, Australia
Event Type:international Conference
Event Start Date:28 January 2021
Event End Date:4 February 2021
Organizer:Committee on Space Research
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Communication, Navigation, Quantum Technology
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R KNQ - Communication, Navigation, Quantum Technology
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Project BECCAL
Location: Bremen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute for Satellite Geodesy and Inertial Sensing
Deposited By: Müntinga, Dr. Hauke
Deposited On:03 Jun 2021 14:24
Last Modified:24 Apr 2024 20:42

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