Obsidian – On-Board System Identification for Uncertainty Modelling & Characterization

  • Funded by: European Space Agency (ESA) 
  • In cooperation with: Centre Suisse d’Électronique et de Microtechnique (CSEM), Thales Alenia Space France (TASF)
  • Reference Name: Obsidian
  • Period: March 2019 – March 2022 
  • More Information: N/A 

The main objective of this project is to develop where necessary and to apply, numerically efficient system identification techniques to space systems, in order to obtain dynamical mathematical models for space systems and control purposes. The entire system identification process shall be executed End to end (E2E), from experiment design, data acquisition up to model development, implementation and model validation. Beyond applying system identi- fication as first objective, system identification shall be will be exhibited in combination with control. The control and identification tasks to be elaborated shall be viewed for increasing system dynamics and architecture complexity. This will be ranging from an LTI robust perspective towards a time varying and non-linear setting where adaptation is necessary.