Augmented and Virtual Reality for Ground Station and Telescope Maintenance at ESOC

AuthorNassar, Nebras; Martin, Sebastian; Gad, Rüdiger; Haschemi, Pouya; Olbrich, Manuel; Rücker, Fabian
TypeConference Paper
AbstractAugmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) technology can potentially enhance the work of maintenance engineers by providing them with real-time visual and textual information overlaid on their physical environment (AR) and allowing them to simulate tasks in a virtual environment before executing them in real-world (VR). This study aimed to explore the use of AR and VR in supporting engineers in their daily tasks and providing support from remote experts for the Ground Station and Telescope maintenance at the European Space Operations Centre (ESOC). The study presents conceptual and practical results, including use case identification, technology analysis, design and implementation of a proof-of-concept prototype, and demo application scenarios.
ConferenceInternational Conference on Space Operations 2023
PublisherMohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC)