A fast and reliable design and planning tool for the space operators seeking to minimize the cost of their Collision Avoidance maneuvers.
The increasing density of Space Debris in the Low Earth Orbit region poses a serious hazard to the secure and profitable exploitation of space. Even if mitigation measures are promptly adopted, the need to perform occasional active Collision Avoidance maneuvers will remain for the foreseeable future. Having a great potential impact on the operation and safety of both manned and unmanned missions, an optimized design of this maneuvers is of paramount importance. OCCAM (Optimal Computation of Collision Avoidance Maneuvers) is a software tool developed by the Space Dynamics Group for the fast and reliable computation of minimum-fuel Collision Avoidance maneuvers. Powered by lightning-fast algorithms and packed with a complete set of configuration parameters and a graphical user interface, it can be used as a standalone tool or in combination with wider satellite operation planning frameworks.
OCCAM (Optimal Computation of Collision Avoidance Maneuvers) is a software tool aimed at computing minimum-fuel collision avoidance maneuvers in the most general low earth orbit (LEO) scenario. Developed by the Space Dynamics Group of the Technical University of Madrid, it incorporates advanced modeling and optimization techniques to make it an extremely fast and robust design tool. A high level of design flexibility is also achieved through an extensive set of input an output parameters. Its user-friendly graphical interface and intuitive design logic make it really straightforward to learn even for non-experts, and it can be used either as a standalone tool or in conjunction with other satellite operation planning frameworks.
"In an increasingly complex operational scenario, OCCAM does what other collision avoidance planning tools do but in a fraction of their computation time"
"Uncertainties in the data for the potential conjunctions make it difficult to design the best Collision Avoidance maneuver, or to to decide if said maneuver is necessary at all"
Claudio Bombardelli, Javier Hernando, Juan Luis Gonzalo
Innovation, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship Area
Centre of Support for Technological Innovation – UPM