DMM – STK Premium Space Course

DMM – STK® Premium Space Course builds upon the skills and knowledge acquired from STKCore®, and thus is specifically designed to not be a repeat of that foundational course (if you have completed STK(c) Certifications Levels 1 and 2, that would be a bonus). Instead, it assumes the student is already somewhat familiar with STK(c) business logic and is already capable of creating scenarios, adding objects, generating reports, graphs and movies, etc (but don’t worry, we are going to do some review!).

This course is designed to expose the major space capabilities of STK®. As you may know, supporting space system design and analysis was the main ‘call to fame’ for AGI for over 30 years, so it should be no surprise that Ansys has been able to carve out a new product that addresses the needs of the space analyst/operator/engineer who, in fact, was the one providing feedback to AGI over all those years so that new space-related features and capabilities could be added as needed.

Since Ansys STK® Premium (Space) is a product by itself, we no longer refer to the legacy STK® modules upon which STK® is built. Instead, we will focus on space-related capabilities, such as:

  • Orbit types
  • Orbit propagation & trajectories
  • Space Environment including radiation, debris, magnetic field
  • Space-based Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance (ISR)
  • Space-based communications (from LEO to GEO and beyond)
  • Orbital maneuvers, Rendez-vous & Proximity Operations (RPO)
  • Spacecraft attitude dynamics
  • Conjunction Analysis in Space
  • Satellite Constellation analysis

However, because STK® is integrated with many capabilities (not necessarily space-related), we also want to leverage these and bring these to bear on your analysis so that the output is as impactful as it can be. Additional capabilities to be exercised here:

  • Complex sensor integration and analysis, such as complex sensor shapes, communication/RADAR systems and Electro-Optical Infrared (EOIR) systems
  • Trade-off and Optimization analysis
  • Sensor coverage and System-of-System coverage
  • Leveraging extensive STK® data drivers and custom data sets for superior analysis output
  • Mission impact and visibility for air and terrestrial systems
  • Output content: when the analysis is done, it is time to decide the best way to get it in front of a decision-maker. This could be via a special STK® file (VDF), reports, graphs, snapshots and even variable-length movies.