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December 17, 2018

SAAF Final Review Approved by ESA

In the first week of December 2018 Rovsing successfully passed Final Review of its Solar Array Ancillary Functions (SAAF) project and received ESA’s approval for using the developed hardware at Rovsing’s facilities in Skovlunde, Denmark.

The SAAF project is an enhancement of a Solar Array Simulator (SAS) testing system with additional solar array sensors simulation and Autotest capability.

Rovsing test system for automated test of Solar Array Simulators.

The SAAF project brings together Rovsing’s experience in the field of power electronics, especially solar array simulation, with new solutions for solar array wing ancillary sensor simulation, such as thermistors, hinge detection, attitude feedback, etc. Additionally, the SAAF project includes a newly developed “Autotest” technology, allowing the complete testing system to self-qualify all its interfaces prior to usage with flight hardware, saving satellite integrators valuable time and reducing the risks associated with manually qualified legacy test systems.

The SAS Autotest system has been extensively tested with a multi-channel Solar Array Simulator reference system based on Rovsing’s RO-5100 SAS Module and RO-1010 SLP module and will be utilized for various commercial satellite test programmes currently ongoing at Rovsing.

The SAAF project is supported by the Danish contribution to the ESA/ARTES programme.






For more information about the SAAF project and Rovsing’s Turn-key System Solutions or other products and services, please contact us at or call +45 44 200 800.