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ObjectiveThe EuTEF Simulator Model (ESM) project established a tool for operations training and validation for the European Technology Exposure Facility. A set of representative instrument software models were developed, which were integrated with the infrastructure available at the Erasmus User Support and Operations Centre.
ContextFor one Columbus external payload known as the European Technology Exposure Facility (EuTEF) the central core comprising the Data Handling and Power engineering Unit (DHPU), became available to the Erasmus USOC as an engineering model after the normal engineering development cycle. This unit became the basis for a simulator development needed to support the EuTEF training and operations activities. A hybrid software and hardware simulation of instruments completes the central core to provide a simulation of the full EuTEF facility. Also, the power and thermal conditioning was modelled in the final integrated EuTEF Simulator Model at the Erasmus USOC.
Role of EuroSimThe set of representative instrument software models were integrated using EuroSim and the resulting realtime simulator has been made part of the infrastructure already available at the Erasmus User Support and Operations Centre.