The ESOC simulators infrastructure consists of several elements that can be used for the development of validation tools of several levels of complexity and serving different phases of the mission operations validation. These elements are:
SIMSAT Kernel: this is a generic simulation infrastructure providing the framework for the running of space systems simulators
SIMSAT MMI: this is a generic Graphical User Interface enabling the user interaction with the simulator's components
Ground Models: this is a family of SIMSAT compatible models enabling a realistic simulations of all ground systems between the spacecraft (or spacecraft model) and the control centre at ESOC
Emulator Suite: On-board Processor Emulators support the execution in satellite simulators of the real flight software.
Generic Models: a set of generic space models that ease the developments of the spacecraft models used in operational simulators.
Ground Systems Test and Validation Applications (GSTV): this is a family of test simulators that are based on the generic simulators infrastructure components listed above and are able to support the different levels of testing of ground infrastructure systems.