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Computer simulation of spacecraft/environment interaction

Authors
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd
Publication Date
Volume
30
Issue
5
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s1350-4487(99)00225-5
Disciplines
  • Engineering

Abstract

Abstract This report presents some examples of a computer simulation of spacecraft interaction with space environment. We analysed a set data on electron and ion fluxes measured in 1991–1994 on geostationary satellite GORIZONT-35. The influence of spacecraft eclipse and device eclipse by solar-cell panel on spacecraft charging was investigated. A simple method was developed for an estimation of spacecraft potentials in LEO. Effects of various particle flux impact and spacecraft orientation are discussed. A computer engineering model for a calculation of space radiation is presented. This model is used as a client/server model with WWW interface, including spacecraft model description and results representation based on the virtual reality markup language.

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