Conference article

Modelica Library for Improved Spacecraft Resource Budgeting

Niccolo Cymbalist
Space Technologies, Canadian Space Agency, Canada

Marc-Andre Lauriault
Space Technologies, Canadian Space Agency, Canada

Chahé Adourian
Space Technologies, Canadian Space Agency, Canada

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Published in: Proceedings of the 7th International Modelica Conference; Como; Italy; 20-22 September 2009

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 43:16, s. 151-159

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Published: 2009-12-29

ISBN: 978-91-7393-513-5

ISSN: 1650-3686 (print), 1650-3740 (online)

Abstract

The SpacecraftLib library has been developed in Modelica for use in the domain of Systems Engineering for space systems with a special emphasis on modularity; usability and ease of modification and expansion. It is a multidisciplinary tool which combines all the relevant subsystems. Power; command and data handling; and mechanical models are integrated into a single Modelica device in order to model as completely as possible the behaviour of a physical onboard device. We will describe the tool; examine a case study and briefly analyze the results of a simulation.

Keywords

Spacecraft simulation; resource budgeting; systems engineering; command network

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