deterministic analysis to identify a set of parameters, disturbances and initial conditions, which, when combined at some given values within their nominal operational range, define a worst case situation or scenario for the evaluation of AOCS performances
NOTE 1 The parameter variations and disturbances are as defined for the sensitivity analysis, and their selection can rely on a sensitivity analysis.
NOTE 2 The initial conditions can be for instance:
- Angular rates
- Initial angular momentum
- Sun, Earth or planetary positions
- Orbit parameters
NOTE 3 The worst case scenarios depend on the considered AOCS performance.