An interactive e-learning platform, which ensures that the soon-to-be satellite operators acquire the necessary operational skills
Our customer — a governmental aerospace organization — aimed at developing an interactive e-learning platform, which would ensure that the trainees acquire the necessary operational skills. The customer’s goal was to eliminate the risks and costs related to live satellite manipulation by providing its trainees with a web-based education portal that would encompass authentic spacecraft behavior simulation at all operational stages.
The solution enjoys full integration with customer operators’ automated workplaces, thus, ensuring the efficiency of simulation and delivering authentic satellite control experience. The functionality of the solution varies depending on whether the platform is accessed by trainers, trainees or administrators:
Trainees access various courses assigned to them, view and download available training materials, view pending tasks, submit their assignments and observe the satellite’s responsive behavior, get evaluated and certified pursuant to successful training completion.
Administrators manage the system and the database, tweak the platform and perform tasks related to its preparation for the training cycle.
Trainers create and manage training courses, upload relevant training materials, create and evaluate assignments as well as monitor and manage trainees’ activities and progress both in real-time and on-demand.
The web-based portal contributes to the decrease in training time while providing more flexibility both to trainers and trainees. The training can be done anywhere with online connectivity, providing great convenience and enhanced study experience. Completion of the web-based training provides soon-to-be satellite operators with necessary skills and knowledge in a non-demanding and convenient way.
The developed platform represents an interactive eLearning tool that provides users with a set of instruments for data and content management, activity tracking and administration, study progress evaluation, behavioral visualization and more. The solution comprises a web-based frontend which covers the full-cycle of operational training including satellite launch and flight dynamics control as well as a desktop-based backend that allows administrators to manage the educational process.
Enhanced training management and administration abilities provided by the solution secure a seamless study workflow and elevate the overall training quality. The solution serves as a unique educational tool for raising skilled and knowledgeable satellite operators by delivering authentic spacecraft control experience and eliminating all expenses and risks related to live satellite manipulation.
The solution utilizes .NET 4.5 as the main framework for the development of desktop-based backend clients, which ensures the application’s cross-platform coherence. Thus, the application is fully compatible with all major OSs such as Windows 10, macOS, iOS, Android and UNIX.
The database layer of the solution is built on Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 as a powerful and reliable system that delivers a comprehensive set of features for secure data management.