The Berlin University of Technology Uses SimulationX to Design and Optimize Modular Satellite Systems

System Modeling
Academic, Aerospace & Defense

SimulationX helps us design detailed models of spacecraft components that can be used in other applications through FMI.


Thomas Meschede
Berlin University of Technology / Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Transport Systems


As part of the iBOSS project with the aim of modularizing future satellite systems, the Berlin University of Technology works on the development of cheaper and more maintenance friendly spacecrafts. SimulationX supports this process through multiphysics simulation of the system structure and controller layout.


Modular Satellite Systems

Until now, outdated or defective satellites used to be replaced as a whole. In order to reduce costs and waste, the idea is to replace only affected components in the future. This modular approach, however, requires a completely new development from scratch.


Multiphysics System Simulation

All satellite systems with their components including power supply and communication are modeled in SimulationX as a modular structure with mechanical, electrical and thermal connections. The controller layout for the entire system can then be designed and tested accordingly.


Faster and Better Adaptability

The computer-aided design process improves the development of complex satellites and helps shorten implementation cycles for a specific mission avoiding time-consuming and expensive custom solutions.

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