SMART2 (Space Mission Analysis Reference Tool) is a computer tool for the modelling, the simulation and the analysis of low earth orbit observation missions.
It enables system engineers to pre-size multi-sensors, low earth orbit satellite systems very simply on a personal computer.
The missions simulated by SMART2 include a satellite(s) component (orbit characteristics, platform and instrument data), a ground component (characteristics of ground stations dedicated to command data uplink and images downlink: number, location, data on transmission and reception beams), as well as information about the Earth zones where analyses are to be performed (areas of interest, countries…).
SMART2 allows to measure the system capacities through the on-the-ground coverage and the geometric visibilities:
SMART2 is used for several years by Airbus Defence and Space for the preliminary design of observation missions.
One or two software releases are generated every year, together with an updated software user's manual. SMART2 is mainly supported on Windows NT and Windows XP PC platforms.