Our section has developed several software tools and databases:

  • TU Delft Astrodynamics Toolbox (Tudat): a C++ library developed and maintained by staff and students for simulating various astrodynamics applications.

  • GNSS receivers: our groups owns GNSS receivers which are used for both continuous and campaign GPS/GLONASS/Galileo measurements in cooperation with governmental agencies and universities in Europe and South-East Asia.

  • DopTrack: a satellite ground station at the top of the highest building on the TU Delft campus, see photos below. The station can track radio signals of LEO satellites. The station and the data received is currently used in the BSc Space Minor.
Photo by Bart Root
Photo by Bart Root
GPS measurements in Sulawesi, Indonesia (1997-present) towards a better understanding of the regional tectonics and seismic hazards - Photo by Wim Simons
GNSS/tide gauge measurements in Thailand for relative sea-level rise and (2004 Mw 9.2 Sumatra-Andaman earthquake) post-seismic motion studies - Photo by Wim Simons

For more information:

Dr.ir. D. (Dominic) Dirkx