A Model-Based Monitoring and Diagnosis System for a Space-Based Astrometry Mission

  • Aleksei Pavlov
  • Sven Helmer
  • Guido Moerkotte
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3588)


Space-based astrometry missions can achieve an accuracy that has not been possible before (by ground-based observations). However, in order to guarantee this precision, it is of the utmost importance to check the scientific quality of the data constantly.We present a modelbased monitoring system, called Science Quick Look, that is able to carry out the preliminary scientific assessment. We have implemented a prototype of the system and show the results of an evaluation.


Diagnosis System Incipient Fault Window Rate Fault Dictionary Intermittent Fault 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aleksei Pavlov
    • 1
  • Sven Helmer
    • 2
  • Guido Moerkotte
    • 2
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für AstronomieHeidelbergGermany
  2. 2.Fakultät für Mathematik und InformatikUniversität MannheimMannheimGermany

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