Time Sequences allow you to make accurate time predictions of your system based on your components’ modes flows and Vali’s changes through time. These temporal representations are possible by tracking the evolution of your system in terms of Modes and Variables.
Modes are set on the Components’ Module and represent the behaviour of your component’s in each stage of a mission. If you want to know more about Modes and how to set them up, click here.
Variables are instances you create internally to the Time Sequence Module and allow you to analyse and monitor the evolution of certain indicators for your system, such as Fuel or Power Consumption and Mass charts over time.
Setting up a Time Sequence is as simple as building a diagram. You just need to add nodes, which represent mode or a variable’s formula change to your system, in a chronological order and set a time for each one of these events.
This Module consists of two different sections: Setup and Run
On the Setup Section, you will be able to create your system’s flow. It works like block programming, in which you grow your program by adding more and more blocks. In this section those blocks are the nodes, in which you will define:
- A change on your system’s Mode, which means your components will start behaving differently and Mode Dependent Valis will change its values accordingly. You can add as many Modes as you wish to keep track of on your Time Sequence, including Child Modes.
2. A change on a Variable’s Formula, which will make it evolve at a different pace from before.