Multi-Mission Operations & Planning Software Framework


Over the last few years, the Canadian Space Agency has developed a multi-mission software framework that simplifies the integration and operations of space missions. Apogy provides a single tool that supports the operations of systems such as rovers, robotic arms, scientific instruments, and sensors.  In this talk, we will present the framework and we will provide a live demonstration.

Apogy exploits the Eclipse platform and modern model based software development tools and techniques such as the Eclipse Modeling Framework (EMF). This approach inherently promotes a highly modular and extendable software architecture that allows customization of functionalities with little effort.

For each system to be controlled, Apogy provides a single model that defines: command, telemetry, engineering units, limits, documentation, 3D topology and 3D representation. System assemblies can then be created from these models to build different spacecraft and instrument configurations. The mission target environment can also be defined that includes maps (2D and 3D), locations, annotations as well as location specific and time dependent model of the sky (sun, moon and stars). The framework provides basic operational plan editors that allow, through context switching, the tests and execution of plans in a seamless process.

Teleoperation is supported through flexible hand controller mapping, camera displays with customizable overlays and image filtering, real-time map displays (2D and 3D). Apogy maintains rigorously contexts information such as the command and parameter used to generate the plan execution product, timing information and localization. Apogy then make use of these informations to provide the overall context of the operations and their products to the engineers and scientists. In the last years, Apogy has been used in multiple deployments involving different types of rovers equipped with various sensors and instruments all operated through Apogy.  The Canadian Space Agency is in the process to transfer the Apogy codebase to Eclipse.


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Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 16:15 to 16:50