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Final commissioning of the PRISMA GPS navigation system

Ardaens, Jean-Sebastien and D'Amico, Simone and Montenbruck, Oliver (2012) Final commissioning of the PRISMA GPS navigation system. Journal of Aerospace Engineering, Sciences and Applications, IV (3), pp. 104-118. Brazilian Aerospace Association (AAB). doi: 10.7446/jaesa.0403.10. ISSN 2236-577X.

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Official URL: http://www.aeroespacial.org.br/jaesa/editions/repository/v04/n03/10-ArdaensDamicoMontenbruck.pdf


The real-time GPS-based navigation system carried by the PRISMA satellites is a critical element for the success of the mission. PRISMA, composed of two satellites launched in June 2010 and flying in close formation, aims at demonstrating the maturity of advanced technology and concepts for autonomous formation flying. The onboard navigation system relies on GPS measurements to provide in real-time accurate absolute and relative navigation. This navigation solution is used onboard not only to input numerous autonomous guidance and control experiments but also for the continuous onboard safety monitoring of the formation and its resulting strategy for collision avoidance. The commissioning of the GPS navigation system is therefore a crucial milestone for the mission. It has to be ensured that the on-board navigation solution is always reliable even in the presence of small hardware anomalies and that the navigation performance satisfies the mission requirements. The performance assessment is done using precise orbit products generated by a ground facility for GPS-based precise orbit determination which needs, in turn, to be also commissioned. The paper summarizes the commissioning activities performed to validate both precise orbit products and onboard navigation and presents key flight results to illustrate the overall system performance.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/80808/
Document Type:Article
Title:Final commissioning of the PRISMA GPS navigation system
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Montenbruck, OliverUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-4783-745XUNSPECIFIED
Journal or Publication Title:Journal of Aerospace Engineering, Sciences and Applications
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 104-118
Publisher:Brazilian Aerospace Association (AAB)
Keywords:PRISMA, GPS-based Navigation, Precise Orbit Determination
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W - no assignment
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W - no assignment
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - no assignment (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Space Operations and Astronaut Training > Space Flight Technology
Deposited By: Ardaens, Jean-Sebastien
Deposited On:24 Jan 2013 08:14
Last Modified:21 Nov 2023 15:00

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