Space mission design and operations
Dutch National Aerospace Laboratory (NLR) has been using AGI products for several years in its aerospace-related projects where STK runs in parallel with in-house developed engineering tools. At NLR, EuroSim is used for real-time simulations of attitude-control scenarios. EuroSim is a configurable simulator tool used to support all phases of space and non-space programs through real-time simulations with a person and/or hardware-in-the-loop, and allows re-use of existing model software where available.
STK is used to provide 3D visualization of Simulator Model Portability-based simulator models for a future Electrical Ground Support Equipment (EGSE) system. The EGSE system will support attitude-control hardwarein-the-loop testing activities. Within the EuroSim environment, STK mission imagery is commanded by EuroSim scripts. Satellite position and attitude data calculated by the simulator are sent to STK to visualize a 3D satellite model orbiting the Earth in real-time. Thereby, additional visualization features such as vectors and transformation systems are easily included. Click here to view further on Space Systems Engineering