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Presentation to. Francisco Barreiro.- Engineering Director, Aerosp. Div. Moscow 30th June 2006. Interests & Objectives. To present: TCP’s overall company capabilities and expertise (briefly) TCP’s overall activities in the aerospace sector (briefly, also)

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Presentation to

Presentation to

Francisco Barreiro.- Engineering Director, Aerosp. Div.

Moscow

30th June 2006


Interests objectives

Interests & Objectives

  • To present:

    • TCP’s overall company capabilities and expertise (briefly)

    • TCP’s overall activities in the aerospace sector (briefly, also)

    • A brief summary of the results of Phase A activities conducted by TCP, within AE ESP2003-10799-E

    • TCP’s possible contribution and interests


Tcp sistemas e ingenier a

TCP Sistemas e Ingeniería

  • TCP Sistemas e Ingeniería, S.L. is a Spanish independent company in the field of Software Engineering

  • The company was set up in 1992 by a group of professionals coming from the Informatics, Communications and Aerospace businesses

  • TCP’s headquarter is placed in Madrid (Spain). Besides, the company has offices in Valladolid (Spain), Ashburn (VA, USA) and Sao Paolo (Brazil)

  • Currently TCP employs nearly 300 highly skilled professionals (90% university graduates)

  • The Aeroespace Division represents aprox. a 10% of the company


Tcp a bird s eye view

TCP: A bird’s eye view

Operators& PTTs

Telecom

Transport

IT Systems

Management

systems

Mobility

TCP

ITIL

Requirements

Engineering

Business

Processes

IRqA

Man-Machine

Collaborative

Control Systems

SW Factory

Banks

Insurance Co.

Aerospace


Aerospace bu

Aerospace BU

  • TCP’s expertise in the aerospace field started since the company origin in 1993.

  • Presently, TCP’s Aerospace Division is formed by 25 engineers working in two main fields of activities:

    • On-board SW

    • Ground Segment: Monitoring and Control (M&C) and Tele-operation applications

  • Our main customers in this sector are ESA, specially ESOC, and EADS-CASA


On board software

On-board Software

  • Our main fields of expertise in on-board SW are:

    • Real-Time Developments

    • Safety-Critical Developments

    • Testing: Test Harness Generation (THG)

    • Certification (RTCA-DO/178B)

  • Specifically, TCP is working since 2004 in the development, implementation and validation of a adaptive flight control system for UAV (Unmanned Air Vehicles)

  • Other open areas in this field include autonomy systems for planetary missions, combining on- board capabilities of control, navigation, planning and autonomous decision making, with ground based capabilities


Ground segment m c systems

Goldstone

(NDIU)

Redu

(PPIU,FEC)

ESTEC

(SDAS)

Kiruna

(CSMC, PPIU, FEC)

ESOC

(CSMC, PPIU)

Villafranca

(PPIU, FEC, CSMC)

Cebreros

(FEC)

Kourou

(FEC, PPIU)

Maspalomas

(FEC)

Malindi

(FEC,CSMC)

New Norcia,

Perth

(FEC)

Ground Segment: M&C Systems

  • Stations Management:

    • GMCT: General M&C Tools

    • CSMC: Central Station M&C, allows automatic ground station control and fully remote operations

    • FEC-NT: Antenna Front-End Controller, ESA’s baseline for its EO and DSN stations

    • PPIU: Power Plant Interface Unit, provides station power plant M&C

    • SDAS: Building installations supervisory systems


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Ground Segment: Tele-operation

  • Scientific Operations

    • SAVIO: SOA framework & components for web- based distributed systems

    • DYNACORE: provides instrument remote operation

    • CMMOC: Multimission Scientific Operations Centre


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Phase A: Ground Stations System

  • Mission requirements and assumptions

  • Ground Stations Technical requirements

  • Ground Stations proposed baseline

  • WP 3400 output documents: Ground Stations part of

    • Customer Requirements Document

    • Ground Segment Baseline Definition

    • Space to Ground Interface Control Document

  • Final report


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GROUND SEGMENT

Ground Operations

Organisation

GROUND SYSTEM

EGSE´s

Mission

Control

System

Ground

Communications

Subnet

Ground

Stations

System

Supporting

Infrastructures

MOC

SOC

Space

Segment

Control

Stations

Mission

Exploitation

Stations

Ground Segment Structure


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Mission requirements and assumptions

Telecommunications:

  • L2 orbit (1.6-1.8MKm), 5 years nominal mission

  • 15M antennas, in X-band

  • ESA’s X-b near-earth transponder (like Hershel-Plank)

  • Max. data rate downlink 1.5Mbps.

  • Data production rate: 32 Gbits per day.

  • 8 hours/day for downloading the data

  • Ground Stations under consideration:

    • Argentina (Falda del Carmen)

    • P.R. China (Miyun)

    • Russia (Facilities TBC)

    • South Africa (Sat. Appli. Centre, CSIR)

    • Spain (Villafranca, ESA)


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Mission requirements and assumptions

Other:

  • Minimize need of specific resources

  • Variable number of centres during the mission lifetime

  • Minimal requirements on architecture and communications infrastructure. Same configuration HW/SW in each layer

  • Distributed, international environment, ground segment distributed operations (scientific & mission)

  • Possible MOCs, SOCs role rotation

  • Up to 4 ground stations. Normal working hours operations, 2-3 hour-a-day per station


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Ground Stations Technical Requirements

  • Functional requirements (15m antenna)

    • downlink: Xband. G/T=38Db/K

    • uplink: X band. EIRP=81dBW

    • ranging: required but not simultaneous TM rng

    • data rate: DL 1.5 Mbps / UL: 40/400 bps, 4kbps

    • data processing: CCSDS standard with Reed Solomon and Viterbi coding

    • Modulation SCD mode, OQPSK or GMSK

    • S/No 70dBHz

    • BER 1E-5 or less. 5dB TM recovery


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Ground Stations Technical Requirements

  • Cross support and interoperability:

    • M&C: full station configuration and routine operations automation

    • SLE services: RAF, RCF, CLTU

    • Raw data storage & archive

    • Use of COTS

  • Design, implementation, maintenance

    • ECSS recommendations and SLE compliance


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Ground Stations Technical Requirements

  • General requirements on Ground Station Network

    • Need of a GSN Management layer (1 to 4 stations co-ordinated) to ensure 8 h continued operations (routine)

    • Primary and backup network

    • TM on line real time transfer to MOC

    • Science transfer via offline public network

    • Support systems: operations automation and remote operation. Coordination tools.

  • Network interface: consider co-located CCs or enough bandwith to fullfill on line comms.


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Ground Stations Proposed baseline

Some TBDs:

  • Definition of G/S Service provision, to replace the requirement of identical HW/SW cfg (due to heterogeneous G/S)

  • WSO/UV mission service agreement

  • QoS TBD

  • Req. on G/S layer Coordination with MOC/SOC layer


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Now some questions ...

  • Modifications of the space to ground IF ?

  • Ground Stations to consider ?

  • Modifications on ground segment concept ?

  • Communications infrastructure ?

  • International standards (SLE) assumed ?

  • ... ?


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TCPSI possible contribution

  • Ground Stations

    • G/S Management (M&C, Automation)

    • Management of heterogeneous G/S Network:(remote M&C, scheduling and coordination)

  • Distributed SOC

    • Science goal tracking tools

    • planning & scheduling tools

    • workflow and coordination

    • remote payload operations via web

    • simulation framework tools

    • security tools

    • Proposals management tools

    • e-collaboration


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