© 2009

Simulating Spacecraft Systems


Part of the Springer Aerospace Technology book series (SAT, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Simulation Based System Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jens Eickhoff
      Pages 3-10
    3. Jens Eickhoff
      Pages 11-21
    4. Jens Eickhoff
      Pages 55-77
    5. Jens Eickhoff
      Pages 79-104
  3. Simulator Technology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Jens Eickhoff
      Pages 107-154
    3. Jens Eickhoff
      Pages 155-165
  4. Advanced Technologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 269-269
    2. Jens Eickhoff
      Pages 295-318
    3. Jens Eickhoff
      Pages 319-332
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 1-20

About this book


This book for the first time provides a consistent presentation on the application of functional system simulation in spacecraft development - covering the entire process from spacecraft design to final verification. The book treats the diverse simulator types and their application in the subsequent steps of a spacecraft engineering process. Furthermore it covers the topics of spacecraft equipment modeling for simulation, simulator numerics, software design and software engineering technology. Up to date research topics in both simulation technology and applications are handled as well.
Instructive examples, from professional simulator applications in space industry as well as examples from an advanced academic small satellite program, treat the subject according to the latest state of research and technology. Extensive literature references round off the documentation.
The book is equally applicable for students as well as for experts of many engineering disciplines in industry. It is suitable for introduction and reference in modern simulation based system engineering.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Astrium GmbHFriedrichshafenGermany

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