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Modelling and Simulation
The modelling and simulation section at ESTEC provides the expertise and support in the areas listed below. It defines and executes research and development of the related technologies and promotes its use in the European Space projects.
Technology Areas
  • Simulation technology and tools making simulators
  • Real-time simulation
  • Hardware-in-the-loop
  • Distributed simulation and interoperability
  • Graphical simulation, visualisation and virtual reality technology
  • Rationalisation of simulation development through portability and standards
Simulation Applications
  • Mission definition and demonstration
  • Crew training
  • Design, prototyping and verification of systems Supporting software validation
  • Mission/System (end-to-end) modelling, to support the definition of new missions
  • Attitude and Orbit Control System, Trajectory, Guidance and Control, Navigation simulators
  • Mathematical analysis models of payloads systems
  • Demonstration and promoting of space systems by real-time visualisation

Last update: 19 April 2007

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