SED provides mission control systems for a variety of spaceflight operations applications including space science, remote sensing and satellite communications.
Mission control systems provided by SED integrate the best commercially available equipment and software tool kits to provide the functions and utility you need. When off-the-shelf solutions won’t meet your needs, custom software is developed to satisfy unique requirements.
Mission Operations Center
The Mission Operations Centre available from SED is designed as a generic and cost-effective satellite control system to support frequent small satellite missions.
The full set of mission control functions provided by the MOC includes the interface to the TT&C system, a real-time T3 subsystem, data management, storage and distribution, flight dynamics, and spacecraft health management. Mission planning and an antenna deconflict tool are also provided. There is also an interface to customer-provided satellite simulators.
The MOC design approach maximizes the re-use of existing systems, uses commercial products where feasible to avoid custom development, and standardizes the environment as much as is practical. These practices are only adopted insofar as they do not impact system availability and performance; therefore the design supports a redundancy configuration, as well as allowing for on-going system evolution.
In developing the overall system architecture, several design principles result in a standard environment, consisting of a UNIX operating system, SUN work stations, Ethernet TCP/IP communication, and industry standard PCs.
The MOC is "interface driven"; whole subsystems are changeable as long as the interfaces with other subsystems are respected. System administration and security are maintained on a per-system basis. System access is control via account profiles and permissions. Configuration control is maintained on local systems, and coordinated with CADM. The MOC is the hub of the operational system for the mission. It ties the Science Operation Centre (SOC), serving the science users, to the satellite, providing the SOC with the payload instrument data.