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Application of MBSE to reverse engineering a rendezvous and docking space mission

Giuseppe Dinolfo

Application of MBSE to reverse engineering a rendezvous and docking space mission.

Rel. Sabrina Corpino, Giorgio Ammirante. Politecnico di Torino, Corso di laurea magistrale in Ingegneria Aerospaziale, 2022

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Model-based Systems Engineering (MBSE) is a turning point for companies in the manufacturing and engineering sectors that in recent years have increasingly understood the need to digitize themselves, satisfy the growing demand to produce new technologies, supply quality products and services in a short time with low costs. Its use could also bring benefits to the development of CubeSat missions, which until now has been done through document-based approaches. This thesis aims to improve and enrich the first phases of the SROC (Space Rider Observer Cube) space mission project, a small satellite capable of rendezvous and docking, through the construction of models to describe its different areas and realize through reverse engineering an MBSE procedure for similar missions. To achieve this goal, an overview of the MBSE state of the art was initially outlined, researching the main methodologies, languages and tools, to understand what potential advantages or challenges could derive from this approach, focusing on the functionality of the software Capella, a tool that implements the Arcadia (Architecture Analysis and Design Integrated Approach) methodology and Valispace. These were selected after a simple trade-off study based on bibliography and practical experience and were used for the SROC mission. Capella was used to create models related to stakeholders and needs analysis, functional analysis, the construction of logical and physical architecture, Valispace, for the collection and management of requirements, to define the mission architecture, implementing the characteristics physical components, and to obtain, also thanks to the use of add-ons, mass, volume, power, energy and link budget. Finally, through a process of abstraction, a procedure was provided, usable as a guide, to carry out, in the best possible way, future model-based missions projects for small satellites. The systems engineer, following this guide, will be able to develop, in a simple, quick and intuitive way, by making the appropriate modifications, the initial phases of his interest space project.

Relators: Sabrina Corpino, Giorgio Ammirante
Academic year: 2021/22
Publication type: Electronic
Number of Pages: 122
Corso di laurea: Corso di laurea magistrale in Ingegneria Aerospaziale
Classe di laurea: New organization > Master science > LM-20 - AEROSPATIAL AND ASTRONAUTIC ENGINEERING
Aziende collaboratrici: Politecnico di Torino
URI: http://webthesis.biblio.polito.it/id/eprint/22341
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