Xenon Ion Propulsion System (XIPS) Fault Diagnosis

GlobVision has developed IntelliSOFD-x for fault detection, diagnosis, and prognosis of a satellite’s Xenon Ion Propulsion System (XIPS) thrusters using telemetry data. IntelliSOFD-x empowers satellite operators to rapidly detect the presence of faults and identify precursor signatures of out-of-spec behaviour in XIPS thrusters prior to the occurrence of faults. This allows timely planning of reconfiguration and recovery actions to avoid catastrophic failures. IntelliSOFD-x has been successfully tested for the diagnosis and prognosis of XIPS thrusters of Anik F1, a Boeing-702 telecommunication satellite that is being operated by Telesat Canada.

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