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GOCE Performance Monitoring Facility (PMF)

Jose Antonio Gonzalez Abeytua(1), Diego Lozano(2) and Borja Lopez(2)

(1) DEIMOS Space, Ronda de Poniente,19. Edificio Fiteni VI,Portal 2, 28760 Tres Cantos, Spain
(2) DEIMOS Space, Ronda de Poniente, 19. Edificio Fiteni VI,Portal2, 28760 Tres Cantos, Spain


The PMF is the facility responsible for monitoring the performances of the GOCE GS Facilities. It detects anomalies in the instrument processors, product archiving, and product dissemination. It monitors the product generation dataflow from the acquisition to the processing and to the dissemination to the user services. To do this, it gets the input and output data from the GS facilities. It calculates the expected outputs according to a model of each facility and compares them to the actual outputs for obtaining the deviation (anomalies).

The PMF will always provide clear performance measures against a given baseline (i.e. verifying the real production against the mission plan). Based on the detection of anomalies, the PMF will raise anomalies to inform about the detected problem, publishing dedicated reports via Web or e-mail. The Gantt-tool can also be used to visualise the problems.

The PMF is developed fully using QUARC capabilities.


Keywords: ESA European Space Agency - Agence spatiale europeenne, observation de la terre, earth observation, satellite remote sensing, teledetection, geophysique, altimetrie, radar, chimique atmospherique, geophysics, altimetry, radar, atmospheric chemistry