The development of end-to-end mission performance simulators for Earth Observation missions has been progressively increasing in the last years, with the European Space Agency carrying out several activities to promote reuse among end-to-end simulators and reducing the re-engineering process taking place when evolving the simulators beyond the feasibility studies. Two of these activities are the ARCHEO-E2E study and the BIBLOS activity.
- Papers published for ARCHEO-E2E and the BIBLOS projects.
- Reduce time and cost of simulator development
- Avoid bugs by using tested and documented libraries and algorithms
- Share data between missions by using unified approach to interfaces
Some important definitions
Here is some information and definitions used in End-to-End Simulators and in BIBLOS.
- What is an End-to-End Simulator? Definitions of an E2ES, IDS, GPP, Level 1 and 2 processing
- Instruments, Modules and Blocks – Basic concepts of BIBLOS
- The Reference Architecture. Definition of the Modules of the high-level architecture
- BIBLOS User Manual
- External libraries: Links to the external libraries that BIBLOS uses
Related activities from ESA
- OpenSF is a platform to run different models. It is advantageous when working with different software models produced in different activities. BIBLOS is designed to work on OpenSF, although it can also be executed standalone.
- EO CFI libraries offer a collection of precompiled C libraries for timing, coordinate conversions, orbit propagation, satellite pointing calculations, and target visibility calculations.