smart rings Payload status capture
The payload status capture module determines the current payload configuration by combining two sources of information.
As much information as possible about the payload is fetched from the actual spacecraft telemetry read from the control system. This includes switch positions, components ON/OFF power status, etc. smart rings is fully integrated with hifly® and can be easily adapted for reading TM from other control systems, either from files or network servers.
Useful information not derivable from telemetry is kept under the control of the payload engineer in the operational status database . This includes component malfunctions such as switches stuck in a position or failed amplification tubes.
The payload plan together with the current configuration and the proposed solution configurations make up a scenario that can be saved/loaded to/from disk.