GSTT software interacts with third party products using standard ICT and ASCOM protocols working over TCP/IP network to control local and remote measurement and observation sites.
Briefly, GSTT software offers the capability to:
- plan measurement/imaging activities along the time
- schedule activity plans and de-conflicting overlaps
- ingest multiple input source data (remote sensed data, telemetry, images, etc.)
- automatically process and standardize input data
- produce measured orbital position data
- propagate orbital position data
- evaluate collision probability
GSTT cooperates with AGI-STK™ software suite, from Analytical Graphics, Inc. (USA), to ingest, evaluate and calculate all the space/time dependent information useful to plan tracking and measurements. Time series of digital observation images are processed by GSTT software to extract orbital positions, passed to AGI ODTK™, from Analytical Graphics, Inc. (USA), to process gathered data exploiting its features: Optimum sequential filter and fixed interval smoother, Realistic error covariance, Autonomous measurement editor, Tracking data simulator, Simultaneous satellite estimation, High-fidelity orbit propagation, Time-varying biases, Dynamic atmospheric density correction. AGI STK™ CAT – Conjunction Analysis Tool, is then used to go deeper into threat analysis and further improve Mission Control Center operation decisions.
GSTT offers the capability to employ its sensors and a network of commercial sensors using these measurements together to locate, track, and predict movements of space objects. Its incredible precision (around tenths of meters) is feasible due the combination of GMSPAZIO software tools and advancements in high effective commercial sensing technologies, offering unparalleled accuracy and high degree of certainty to obtain the best avoidance prediction and enable near real time maneuvers’ detection
GSTT offers reliable and cost-effective SSA/SST capabilities to satellite operators to avoid collisions in LEO, MEO and GEO orbits, by integrating and processing data from multiple sources (radar, telescope observations, IR, RF), thus increasing precision.
AGI technology have been chosen, as a foundation of this project, due its long-term reliable presence in the Aerospace market, offering to end-users thousands of features able to satisfy the most complex data processing needs for modelling assets behaviours over space and time.