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Opto-Mechanical Systems

COPERNICUS Sentinel-3 Instruments. Customer: Jena-Optronik

Sentinel-3 is a scientific mission of ESA to measure sea-surface topography, sea- and land-surface temperature and ocean- and land-surface colour with high-end accuracy and reliability in support of ocean forecasting systems, and for environmental and climate monitoring.

Space Structures provided the following structures engineering services for the development of several instruments:

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Sea and Land Surface Temperature Radiometer (SLSTR) - Structural analysis of the Scanner Assembly

  • FEM model correlation with vibration and shock test data
  • Random vibration analyses, definition of adequate notching for safe qualification test
  • Transient shock analyses
  • Definition of shock test spectrum that guarantees safe testing

Sea and Land Surface Temperature Radiometer (SLSTR) - Structural analysis of the Parabolic Mirror Assembly

  • FEM model correlation with shock test data
  • Transient and spectral shock analyses
  • Definition of shock test spectrum that guarantees safe testing
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COPERNICUS Sentinel-4 Instruments. Customer: Jena-Optronik

The Sentinel-4 mission is dedicated to monitoring the composition of the atmosphere for the COPERNICUS programme. This mission will be carried on the MTG satellites operated by Eumetsat.

Space Structures provided the following structures and system engineering services for the development of several instruments:

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Focal Plane Assemblies (FPA) and Beam Splitter Assembly (BSA)

  • FEM model correlation with vibration test data
  • Trade Studies to identify the optimum structural design
  • complete CDR analysis loop

Fracture Control Plans and analyses for FPA, BSA, UVN, USA, NSA

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LiQuaRD / RVS-3000. Customer: Jena-Optronik

In the frame of the DEOS-Mission dysfunctional spacecraft shall be removed from their orbit, reducing space debris. For the LiQuaRD (3D-LIdar QUAlification for Rendezvous and Docking) and RVS-3000 projects a LIDAR-Sensor was developed for tracking these spacecraft. The LIDAR system shall be the sensor for the DEOS mission.

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LiQuaRD

  • FEM model correlation with shock test data
  • Transient and spectral shock analyses
  • Definition of shock test spectrum that guarantees safe testing

RVS-3000 - complete CDR analysis loop:

  • FEM model generation
  • Quasi-static analysis
  • Sine vibration analysis
  • Random vibration analysis
  • Thermo-elastic analysis
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Solar Orbiter METIS Polarimeter. Customer: OHB Italia

Solar Orbiter is a scientific mission about solar- and heliospheric physics. The METIS instrument (coronagraph) provides data in the visible and ultraviolet spectra about the emissions of the sun's corona. The Polarimeter is the part of the instrument which polarises the light spectra.

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Complete CDR analysis loop:

  • FEM model generation
  • Quasi-static analysis
  • Sine vibration analysis
  • Random vibration analysis
  • Thermo-elastic analysis
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MetOp-SG MWI Instrument. Customer: OHB Italia

The MicroWave Imager (MWI) instrument, on board the MetOp-SG satellite B series, is a conically scanning microwave radiometer. MWI provides measurements of cloud and precipitation products, water vapour and temperature profiles and surface imagery.

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  • FEM model generation
  • Acoustic analysis
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METImage Instrument. Customer: Airbus Defence & Space

METimage is an advanced multispectral imaging radiometer for meteorological applications to be integrated in the EUMETSAT Polar System Second Generation (EPS-SG) which is planned to be operational as of 2021. This multi-purpose instrument, which will provide inter alia detailed information on clouds, cloud cover, land surface properties, and sea, ice, and land surface temperature, contributing important data for meteorological- and climate forecasting.

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For the sub-assemblies: Relay Optic, Instrument Structure, Cryostat Housing, Scanner, De-Rotator:

  • FEM model generation
  • Modal analysis
  • Quasi-static analysis
  • Sine vibration analysis
  • Random vibration analysis
  • Thermo-elastic analysis
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ExoMars 2016 TGO NOMAD Instrument. Customer: ALTAIR / OIP

NOMAD is a spectrometer suite that can measure the spectrum of sunlight across a wide range of wavelengths (infrared, ultraviolet and visible). This broad coverage of the instrument enables the detection of the components of the Martian atmosphere, even in low concentrations. In addition to identifying the constituents of the Martian atmosphere, NOMAD will also map their locations.

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  • Design review and compliance check with requirements specification
  • Consulting services for structure design, verification and documentation
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