Analysis and Design of the Automatic Flight Dynamics Operations For Geostationary Satellite Mission

  • Lee, Byoung-Sun (Satellite Control and Navigation Research Team, ETRI) ;
  • Hwang, Yoo-La (Satellite Control and Navigation Research Team, ETRI) ;
  • Park, Sang-Wook (Aerospace System Team, Satrec Initiative) ;
  • Lee, Young-Ran (Aerospace System Team, Satrec Initiative) ;
  • Galilea, Javier Santiago Noguero (GMV Aerospace and Defence)
  • Published : 2009.06.15


Automation of the key flight dynamics operations for the geostationary orbit satellite mission is analyzed and designed. The automation includes satellite orbit determination, orbit prediction, event prediction, and fuel accounting. An object-oriented analysis and design methodology is used for design of the automation system. Automation scenarios are investigated first and then the scenarios are allocated to use cases. Sequences of the use cases are diagramed. Then software components and graphical user interfaces are designed for automation. The automation will be applied to the Communication, Ocean, and Meteorology Satellite (COMS) flight dynamics system for daily routine operations.


satellite orbit;flight dynamics;mission control;automation;COMS


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