smart rings smart beams
This optional module allows payload engineers to perform the antenna re-pointing operations for the on-board steerable antennae.
The payload engineer can use smart beams to visualize different coverage maps to determine the best antenna pointing profile. The footprint of each steerable antenna is displayed in various ways:
- Graphically as a coverage map including G/T or EIRP contours
- Textually as ground pointing angles per coverage area
The current antennae pointing is derived from telemetry while the desired antennae pointing is specified by the user through the payload plan.
Finally, the telecommand list/procedure generation module takes into account the necessary steps to steer the antenna to its new position.