The objective of this project is to open the MCC to flexible payloads
Main challenge was to review software architecture and look and feel in a very short time, in order to be ready for the first project in due time.
Next challenge was to find the best technical design to maximise multi-spot payload capacity, as for example, modelling accurately frequency reuse impairment.
The expected benefit is twofold: first we have built a reusable product line allowing us to escort Thales Alenia Space satellite offer but also to manage other manufacturer’s payload. Then, we have consolidated our presence on the Mission Control Market and a lot of new perspectives.
The MCC is composed of several elements (cf. figure below):
The study was divided in two phases.
Phase 1: Development of MCC NG V1 including multi-spot antennas
Phase 2: Development of MCC NG V2 including Digital Transparent Processor and Multi Port Amplifier.