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Optimization of Configuration Management Approaches for Space Operations
2012 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Configuration Management is a technique to organize and control the planning, design, development and operation of a product.Nowadays Configuration Management techniques are applied for most complex industrial projects, including space industry.Europe is in the process of deploying its own Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), called Galileo. More than eight contractors and many sub-contractors take part in this huge and complex project. The Gesellschaft für Raumfahrtanwendungen mbH (GfR) was set up by the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) with the objective to control the Galileo satellite constellation. GfR operates the Galileo Control Centre (GCC) in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany, which provides the infrastructure and personnel needed to ensure undisturbed, round the clock availability for the entire lifetime of Galileo.Operating a satellite constellation like Galileo requires complex infrastructure consisting of hardware, software and documentation, which is constantly upgraded during the deployment phase and later on during routine operations. In order to monitor and control all changes in a well-defined manner, Configuration Management techniques are implemented at the Control Centre. The objective of this Thesis is to gain knowledge in the configuration of a spacecraft control centre in general and about the organization of such a complex environment during the build up phase and during routine operations. Lessons learned from the current Configuration Management implementation approach are collected and analyzed and an optimized approach and workflow for the implementation of a Configuration Management system is presented and discussed. This gives the opportunity to get to know a large part of the facilities, which are necessary to formulate and implement adequate Configuration Management tools.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 72 p.
Keyword [en]
Technology, Galileo, Configuration Management, Control Centre, Oberpfaffenhofen
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-56880Local ID: d9e26bc7-b22c-4955-a567-4936f794afdcOAI: diva2:1030267
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 30 credits
Educational program
Space Engineering, master's level
Validerat; 20110428 (anonymous)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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