The project objectives are focused in adapting and upgrading GMV products using state of the art techniques like virtualisation, cloud computing and software instantiations to enhance the design, distribution, operations and maintenance of large fleet monitor and control systems optimising resources and manning visualisation tools.
The system is to be based on GMV’s hifly real-time TM/TC kernel and related products, a worldwide leading satellite control system deployed in numerous telecommunication satellite operators.
The technical solution is based on the reengineering of GMV’s products migrated to a novel and generic web-based fleet management front-end.
The operations of massive (several hundreds) satellite fleet demands new approaches to satellite monitor and control:
The nature of the technical enhancements derived from scalability represents a quantum leap in GMV’s satellite control centre technology and products: data display, automation, scheduling, archiving, cloud computing, software components interaction and maintenance.
The project covers the enhancement of GMV products portfolio providing a single access point for activity scheduling, events, alarms reporting and situational awareness by means of new graphical user interfaces and APIs.
The new scalable architecture will allow GMV to provide a generic solution applicable to small or large satellite fleet just applying common tailoring and configuration principles.
The following components will be developed or adapted within this project:
The proposed system manifests three well-defined layers as follows:
CDR has been completed in November 2017.
Driven by the fact that the Pilot Phase addresses a small number of satellites, initial efforts have been put on platform support, with emphasis on two areas: LEO concept and PUS services.
On-going activities include refurbishment of the configuration to enable the automatic massive deployment of hifly instances powered by virtualization tools.
In parallel, iterative prototypes of fleetDashboard are being evaluated for situational awareness of the fleet.
Next activities include iterations on the fleet services.