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Validation of Tools for 3Dof Orbital Dynamics Simulation

Mariana Poderico1 and Gianfranco Morani1
  • 1 Italian Aerospace Research Centre (CIRA), Italy


This paper describes the validation activities of the 3Dof Orbital- Sim tool developed by Italian Aerospace Research Centre (CIRA) and capable of simulating the orbital flight dynamics of a generic spacecraft. The primary strategic goals of the Validation Program of the Orbital-Sim tool were to create an autonomous and effective Orbital Simulator tool for CIRA and Italian community needs. This paper then describes the workflow for the processes and results of Verification and Validation (V&V) for the 3DoF Orbital Dynamics simulation tools. Test cases and results demonstrate that the Orbital-Sim tools have passed successfully all the test cases foreseen by the Validation Program.

American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Volume 13 No. 4, 2020, 649-657


Submitted On: 30 July 2020 Published On: 2 November 2020

How to Cite: Poderico, M. & Morani, G. (2020). Validation of Tools for 3Dof Orbital Dynamics Simulation. American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 13(4), 649-657.

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