Within Valispace, we have seven different modules which let users perform starting from the requirement definition, system design till the testing of your system. Each module has its own characteristics and helps you with the design, simulations, testing and verification of your system. The modules that we currently have on Valispace are the following:
(P.S. the description below is aimed to provide you a sneak peek of what each module entails. To get a deeper understanding, go to the respective module by clicking on the link below)
Project Module: the Project Module in Valispace is the place where you can manage your project, add your teammates, manage access, find the discussions, notifications, tasks and the project timeline in a single place. This is usually the first step that you might want to set up before moving ahead with the other modules.
Components Module: the Components Module is the place where you can add, modify and manage all your components. Components are elements of your final product (the element can be a physical part such as a structure or a logical part such as orbit, operations, etc) that are represented with hierarchical relationships in a component tree. You can add subcomponents to components and modify them accordingly.
Requirements Module: the Requirements Module allows you to add, modify, manage and verify all your requirements in a single place. The requirements can be further grouped into specifications that could be related, for example to stakeholder needs, organizational needs, regulations, system specifications or design specifications, etc.
Analyses Module: the Analyses Module is the smart documentation which can be used to create and save all your documents containing texts, graphs, budgets, charts, etc in one single place. Whenever any Vali is changed within the Components Module, the changes are automatically reflected in the Analysis documents. The documentation can also be done in a tabular form by using the tab “Table views”.
Time Sequences Module: the Time Sequences Module allows you to make calculations on time dependent states of your system based on your components’ modes flows and Vali’s changes through time.
Simulations Module: the Simulations Module allows you to do complex calculations that might be required for your project. It works on Octave engine (which is an open-source MATLAB tool) where you can link properties as inputs and outputs to a calculation program written in Octave.
Tests Module - Introduction & Setting up: one of the major recent additions to the Valispace tool is the Tests Module. Every mission/project/system has a list of standard and non-standard tests that it needs to qualify to prove its feasibility. The Tests Module allows you to add all the steps of a test in a detailed manner. This ensures that all the required testing methods are located at a single place and the results can be concurrently shared with the team. The requirements can be referred to the test step to verify if they are being fulfilled.
We hope that the above summary helped you to get excited about using Valispace. Now let’s deep dive into each of these modules one by one.