ISS Solar Array Management
- Created: Saturday, 01 May 2010
The International Space Station (ISS) Solar Array Management (SAM) software toolset provides the capabilities necessary to operate a spacecraft with complex solar array constraints. It monitors spacecraft telemetry and provides interpretations of solar array constraint data in an intuitive manner. The toolset provides extensive situational awareness to ensure mission success by analyzing power generation needs, array motion constraints, and structural loading situations.
The SAM toolset is currently used in ISS real-time mission operations.
This work was done by James P. Williams, Keith D. Martin, Justin R. Thomas, and Samuel Caro of United Space Alliance for Johnson Space Center. For more information, download the Technical Support Package (free white paper) at www.techbriefs.com/tsp under the Software category. MSC-24425-1