QUARTZ++ is a flight dynamics package in charge of all flight dynamics operations during the life of geostationary satellites in stand alone or cluster configuration (transfer and on-station operations)
The QUARTZ++ package provides a clear separation between the framework services and the flight dynamics algorithms:
The FRAMEWORK handles database, GUI generation services, measurement data acquisition, plot reports and broadcast, FD algorithms chaining
FD algorithms are plugged in the Framework and interface with it through a limited number of simple APIs
Simple ASCII configuration files are interpreted by the framework to generate GUI and provide the algorithms with the relevant database parameters and all generic framework functions
Integration of a new spacecraft or a new FD activity completely and easily handled by FD experts
The QUARTZ++ package provides extensive and user friendly capabilities for multiple satellites management, multiple users, concurrent tasking, cluster management, management of the launch and early orbit and station keeping phases, full configurability, data flows management, maneuver scheduling (gantt chart).
Mission analysis pre-launch mission analysis Operational satellite control centres:
Flight proven station keeping, orbit determination, maneuver computation, orbital and sensor event predictions.
Flight proven transfer functions, transfer planning optimization, attitude determination, attitude maneuvers planning.
ORION F1, NILESAT 101 & 102, ST-1 and ASTRA 2B.
NILESAT, ST1 and WORLDSTAR
INTELSAT Flight Dynamics and Commanding System for INTELSAT fleet