The ONION project is now over: the team selected an optimal mission architecture for the Marine use case and completed the project exploitation plan
Following the recommendations of the User Advisory Board, the team has focused on the Marine Weather Forecast use case and looked at the entire value chain, as illustrated in Figure 2. By performing the analysis of the value chain, a comprehensive systems architecture study has identified an optimal architecture.
The last part of the project focused on the exploitation plan. In agreement with the UAB, the value of the project was recognised to be in the methodology and simulation tool designed within the project. Its versatility allows conducting space mission preliminary design studies leveraging on Federated and Fractionates Satellite Systems (FFSS).
The picture below gives an overview of the next steps described.