The allocation of satellites passes (around 30 000 passes per year) among ten ground stations of CNES Network takes into account satellite missions requirement but also station constraints and maintenance slot. This function is today addressed by a solver based on constrained optimization. In order to anticipate the increase of input data (due to new satellites) and the emergence of new requirements from upcoming missions (such as satellites constellation), the replacement of the current solver by a more efficient one, integrating the very last improvements in this domain, while leading the system to a more automated environment.
- Missions : In close collaboration with CNES operational teams, the holder will be responsible for this project. Once the requirements are defined, the choice of this solver is subject to a call for tenders from dedicated companies such as academics, research organizations…The chosen solver will then address the whole identified constraints but also will reflect the latest technologies in this domain. In addition, in a constant effort for improving performances, this tool will meet the operational availability to perform the daily planning.
Through a modeling phase, the holder will also develop a good knowledge of the implemented constraints to ensure a smooth transition for the users.
Finally, the holder will update the system interfaces to take into account operational concept changes, now under study by Ground Stations operational Team.
The position is open to any young engineer with strong knowledge in computer science, software developments (some prototypes are expected). The holder will work in close collaboration with CNES operations teams.