Jennifer Tipecska
Supervisor:Prof. Gudrun Klinker
Advisor:Andreas Dippon ,Tim Lochow (Airbus)
Submission Date:15.09.2017


This study has been performed in the context of an international space project realised by Airbus Space and Defense.

The possibility of virtually reviewing a satellite’s operation during its mission phases and anticipating early in the development phase the interactions of its equipment, before starting the manufacturing of the product or ultimately sending it into space, has great potential to detect critical design and manufacturing issues and resolve them cost effective. With the help of emerging VR technologies and devices such as the HTC Vive, this thesis attempted to develop a prototype which supports modern model-based systems specification activities by providing an additional spatial review capability to understand the specified temporal behaviour of the system better.

The scope of the finished prototype comprises of a UI concept and prototypical implementation enabling the interaction with the satellite’s devices and components while being able to display their particular characteristics and being able to grasp the overall constellation of system-modes and equipment states along its mission phases. Most importantly the user can visually monitor each of the interactions between the satellite’s components in a consecutive sequence in each mission phase.

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