In order to specify the “COMOVA” application related input, the user opens the *.comova-file in the COMOVA editor shown in the figure below.

Atmosphere and Ionosphere editors have the
same structure, containing four pages:


parameters for reflection and scattering of molecules
during the mission as well as density and constituents
of the atmospheric conditions the spacecraft will pass.

Ground test time steps

allows the input of time steps, which are
need for a COMOVA ground test analysis.

Ray-Tracing and numerics

allows fine adjustment of ray-tracing details
(ray-tracing is the most time consuming
activity in COMOVA).


specification which results shall be