Accession Number : ADA313020

Title :   Development and Demonstration of STSim, A Simulation Environment for Space Technology Systems.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Mar-Aug 95,

Corporate Author : BCSI INC COLORADO SPRINGS CO

Personal Author(s) : Baer, Craig

PDF Url : ADA313020

Report Date : AUG 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 146

Abstract : This report documents the development of Space Technologies Simulation (STSim), a simulation environment which incorporates on-orbit space experiment assets, such as sensors, satellites, communications networks, and command centers in support of definition, acquisition, and operations phases for the Space Experiments Directorate (PLISX). The design methodology involves utilizing consistent software procedures, tools, and infrastructure in an object-oriented software environment with a flexible scope and level of fidelity to adapt individual project needs. The simulation supports both analysis and operator-in-the-loop modes of operation to allow applicability from initial concept assessment through operational phases of a program. The modular, open architecture can be extended to perform end-to end spacecraft hardware in the loop simulation and to interface with external facilities such as in wargaming simulations using standard protocols.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, *SPACE TECHNOLOGY, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, ENVIRONMENTS, DETECTORS, ACQUISITION, SPACE ENVIRONMENTS, SPACE SYSTEMS, PHASE, CONSISTENCY, COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS, SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS, WAR GAMES, EXTERNAL, ARCHITECTURE, LOOPS, OBJECT ORIENTED PROGRAMMING.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE