Simulator Infrastructure
         Strategic Directions
NunoSebastião (OPS-GIC), Mauro Pecchioli (OPS-GIC), VemundReggestad...
A strategy is a plan of action
          designed to achieve a particular
          set of goals
                         ...
Our Goals


                 Reduce
       Meet
                  Time
       Client
                   and
       Needs
 ...
Concrete Actions to Achieve Goals

    Client Needs
           Long Term Maintainability
           Functional Richness...
Simulation Infrastructure

       Multi-purpose Operational Simulator




                                                ...
Goal 1 – Meet Client Needs
Long Term Maintainability

  Well defined interface between simulators and
   infrastructure (SMP2)

  Migration driven ...
Functional Richness
Performance


        •  Distributed Simulators based on
           SIMSAT. SWARM distribution to be
           retrofitte...
High Precision Test Data Generator

Simulated Systems/HPTDG                       Flight Dynamics Systems


 Operational S...
Harmonized Tools Supporting Ground Segment

TEVALIS (GSTVi)- The big picture
               Ground System
               u...
Station Behavioral Model
Station Behavioral Model
Whitebox – OBSW
  troubleshooting Environment
   of On Board Software using
   the Operational Simulator

  View and con...
Goal 2 – Reduce Time and Development Costs
SMP2 – De Facto Aerospace Simulation Modeling Standard
Library of Reusable Models

                                          Vertical Approach



                               ...
Library of Generic and Reusable Models
                  Library of Models to include:
                     Current Gene...
UMF – Universal Modeling Framework

 SMP2 levels the playing field.
    Enables reuse of models across simulation kernel...
UMF and MOSAIC

  MOSAIC: A matlab based simulation development
   environment

  Two tools developed by independent org...
Goal 3 – Foster European Industry
Different OS Baselines



        SIMULUS                            SIMVIZ


  SIMSAT 4    SMP2                   SIMSAT ...
A new Emulator QerX
                                                                                    ESOC Emulator Inte...
SpaceBel FFTB

  Formation Flying Test Bed

  A GSTP exercise to demonstrate SMP2 and SIMSAT in the
   context of Softwa...
Future of ESOC Simulators

Summary




                            OPS-G Forum 15 January 2008
Spacecraft Control




Yesterday
                                         Ground Systems
                                 ...
Thank you for your attention !


Let’s continue
 to simulate in
   the future
                          OPS-G Forum 18 Sep...
BACKUPS


      OPS-G Forum 18 September 2009
Station Behavioral Simulator
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Ops Forum: Simulator Infrastructure Strategy

  1. 1. Simulator Infrastructure Strategic Directions NunoSebastião (OPS-GIC), Mauro Pecchioli (OPS-GIC), VemundReggestad(OPS-GD), Catherine Lannes(OPS-GIB)
  2. 2. A strategy is a plan of action designed to achieve a particular set of goals Wikipedia Slide 2 OPS-G Forum 07 November 2008
  3. 3. Our Goals Reduce Meet Time Client and Needs Cost Foster European Industry
  4. 4. Concrete Actions to Achieve Goals   Client Needs   Long Term Maintainability   Functional Richness (Advanced Visualisation)   Performance   Simulus based Operational Sims as a High Precision Test Data Generator   Harmonized tools supporting Ground Segment use   Station Behavioral Simulator   Validation Environment for On-Board S/W Patches and Control Procedures   Reduce Time and Development Costs   SMP2 – De Facto Aerospace Simulation Modeling Standard   Reference Architecture   Library of Reusable Models   UMF – Universal Modeling Framework   UMF as an Integral part of MOSAIC   Foster European Industry   SIMULUS at the Heart of ESTEC CDF   QerX   Spacebel FFTB   Summary
  5. 5. Simulation Infrastructure Multi-purpose Operational Simulator Framework (UMF) Unified Modelling Simulator Reference GSTVi Architecture Ground Models Space Models (Generic Models, Emulators, (Station back-end, Control Center) Specific Models) Simsat Runtime Tevalis Simulus UMF
  6. 6. Goal 1 – Meet Client Needs
  7. 7. Long Term Maintainability   Well defined interface between simulators and infrastructure (SMP2)   Migration driven by H/W and OS changes, not by infrastructure software   A micro Kernel type of architecture similar to Linux   Os Independent- Running on Linux (RedHat, SUSE, Ubuntu), Apple, Windows   Well defined maintenance process
  8. 8. Functional Richness
  9. 9. Performance •  Distributed Simulators based on SIMSAT. SWARM distribution to be retrofitted to SIMSAT •  OPS-GD conducting study on advanced simulation scheduling techniques •  New technology Emulator developed by Scisys. Will be delivered as part of GAIA Operational Simulator
  10. 10. High Precision Test Data Generator Simulated Systems/HPTDG Flight Dynamics Systems Operational S/C Simulator Data LAN OBSW Handling FDSDIF SIMSAT TC Path TM Path
  11. 11. Harmonized Tools Supporting Ground Segment TEVALIS (GSTVi)- The big picture Ground System under Test Spacecraft EGSE/FEE GSTVi Component AIV System Real Systems Simulated Systems
  12. 12. Station Behavioral Model
  13. 13. Station Behavioral Model
  14. 14. Whitebox – OBSW   troubleshooting Environment of On Board Software using the Operational Simulator   View and control the details of software execution in a "symbolic debugger" mode. ` Emulator   Capability to execute the ` software in a realistic "mission S/C Model environment“ MCS/NCTRS
  15. 15. Goal 2 – Reduce Time and Development Costs
  16. 16. SMP2 – De Facto Aerospace Simulation Modeling Standard
  17. 17. Library of Reusable Models Vertical Approach SWARM Horizontal Approach GAIA Phase A Phase B Phase C Phase D Sentinels/ BC TEC-SW OPS-GI/GD
  18. 18. Library of Generic and Reusable Models  Library of Models to include:   Current Generic Models   All models developed at ESOC fitting with REFA  Reference Models received from previous phases   Developed at ESTEC, e.g. SIMVIZ, SVF.  Initial set of models to be contributed by SWARM
  19. 19. UMF – Universal Modeling Framework  SMP2 levels the playing field.   Enables reuse of models across simulation kernels   Standardises development approach  UMF Modelling Framework   A common Modeling environment to be used allowing proprietary/specific runtime environments   The de facto tool for the modeling and assembling of SMP2 elements.   Will be released under a open source license so that all interested parties can contribute to its development (coordinated by ESA).   Foster the community development around SMP2
  20. 20. UMF and MOSAIC   MOSAIC: A matlab based simulation development environment   Two tools developed by independent organizations (ESA/ ESOC and NLR)   Exchange of know how and experience   Tool Integration already in Simsat 4.2   Future: Tighter integration of the two tools
  21. 21. Goal 3 – Foster European Industry
  22. 22. Different OS Baselines SIMULUS SIMVIZ SIMSAT 4 SMP2 SIMSAT 2 SMP2 Linux MIE Windows Designer Ground GENM COM/Excel Models Simsat validation under windows.
  23. 23. A new Emulator QerX ESOC Emulator Integer Host CPU CPU Freq(GHz) Word size (bits) GCC performance (Mips) Measured performance, unmodified ERC32 emulator V1.8.2 P4 3.00 32 3.4.2. 16.6 Xeon 3.66 64 3.3.3 34.8 Core 2 2.40 64 3.3.3 45.9   150+ MIPS Measured performance, Emu V1.8.2 + Subset of Optimisations P4 3.00 32 3.4.2. 20.8   New Technology Xeon 3.66 64 3.3.3 46.0 Core 2 2.40 64 3.3.3 60.3 Measured performance, Emu V1.8.2 + Subset of Optimisations using GCC 4 P4 3.00 64 4.1.2 42.7 Core 2 1.66 64 4.1.2 45.9
  24. 24. SpaceBel FFTB   Formation Flying Test Bed   A GSTP exercise to demonstrate SMP2 and SIMSAT in the context of Software Verification Facilities Environments (SVF)   Involving Hardware in the loop   Fruitful collaboration in the areas of SMP2 Modeling, Scheduling and Model reuse
  25. 25. Future of ESOC Simulators Summary OPS-G Forum 15 January 2008
  26. 26. Spacecraft Control Yesterday Ground Systems Validation (NIS, TMTCS, etc) Today Flight Dynamics Ground Station Simulation Infrastructure Monitoring and Control Validation Tomorrow OBSW Maintenance Simulation Infrastructure Evolution
  27. 27. Thank you for your attention ! Let’s continue to simulate in the future OPS-G Forum 18 September 2009
  28. 28. BACKUPS OPS-G Forum 18 September 2009
  29. 29. Station Behavioral Simulator
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