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Project:  Simulating Power Usage for the M2020 Rover
Disciplines:  Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Mentor:  Jeffrey Favretto, (JPL), Jeffrey.A.Favretto@jpl.nasa.gov, Phone: (818) 393-6784
Background:  JPL currently produces a software package, called Work Station Test Set (WSTS), which simulates a spacecraft design. The program emulates the hardware elements, runs the flight software and transmits information to the ground data system. Currently the software has a very rudimentary power sub-system modeling capability and it is our desire to increase the fidelity of its power simulation.
Description:  Students will interface the WSTS software simulator to another product called Multi-Mission Power Analysis Tool (MMPAT). The WSTS software provides the switch and load states of spacecraft elements to MMPAT. MMPAT then integrates the power loads over a small amount of time and feeds the results back to the spacecraft simulation. Operators will be able to use these power sub-system predictions to validate flight operations. This project will be validated using the M2020 rover design.
References:  http://www.techbriefs.com/component/content/article/ntb/tech-briefs/software/5698

http://arc.aiaa.org/doi/pdf/10.2514/6.2008-6550
Student Requirements:  C, C++, C#, Python
Location / Safety:  Project building and/or room locations: . Student will need special safety training: No.
Programs:  This AO can be done under the following programs:

  Program    Available To
       SURF    both Caltech and non-Caltech students 

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