Simulations are essential when developing orbit and position control systems. They serve as an environment model by implementing the vehicle equations of motion and a testing tool by simulating system failures. Simulations are composed of models representing different vehicle components, environments, testing functions, etc.
The Institute of Space Systems has developed a simulation library, which is comprised of dynamics, malfunction, sensor and actuator models. These models are modular and configurable for various intended uses. This library is used to create simulations for:
The simulation library will be expanded if more models are developed for future projects.
Several library modules are included in the High Performance Satellite Dynamics Simulator (HPS) , developed in collaboration with ZARM at the University of Bremen. In collaboration with dSpace, ASM Satellite is being developed.