|SW002 - Abstract:|
|The European Space Agency has applied the Mixed Reality concept, which is based on virtual environments, in spacecraft (S/C) operations in order to compensate for the lack of physical contact with the S/C after launch. The developed tool supports S/C monitoring, anomaly investigation and training of operators and may be used in complex applications with restrictions similar to those in space. License agreements are sought.|
Description of the offer:
One of the critical tasks in mission control is to assess the state of health of the spacecraft (S/C). Thousands of telemetry parameters are defined to allow remote monitoring of S/C subsystems. Both S/C operations engineers and controllers are exposed to a vast amount of data available in the mission control system. As missions’ complexity increases, users nowadays demand tools to support the analysis and assessment of the S/C’s status; and particularly, to quickly obtain a ‘global understanding’ of what is happening on-board.
An innovative approach for such a tool is to use Mixed Reality (MR) technology to provide colour-coded synthesised representations of key telemetry parameter values mapped on the 3D physical model of the spacecraft. Mixed Reality combines Virtual Environments with the telepresence concept, which links remote sensors in the real world with the senses of a human operator.
Innovations and advantages:
Users get a quick overview of the current state of health of the S/C and an intuitive understanding of on-board activities. This can specifically support anomaly investigation. On-board activities can be monitored in near real-time or playback.
Domain of application:
The system can be applied for monitoring systems and subsystems with similar requirements to those of space operations, e.g. real-time monitoring, multi-input, remote control etc.
- Data processing, analysis and input services
- Other software related
- Other electronics related equipment
- Industrial measurement and sensing equipment
Last update: 10 January 2013