In the course of such an analysis, it is often necessary to run this model suite
a number of times with different parameters, in order to study the effect of,
for instance, the orbit configuration on the total mission dose. The combined run
feature facilitates this process: instead of having to run all models in a model
suite consecutively, they can be selected as a batch and run in sequence without
any further user interaction. Thus, it is not necessary to wait for the completion
of one model, navigate to the input pages of the next model and start a model run.
Instead, once a model suite has been set up by defining the necessary parameters,
one run command is sufficient to complete the requested model runs and to have
access to all the model outputs.
Access to the combined run pages in the form of a
is provided on all radiation model input pages
that feature a button, and on the output pages
of those models that have been selected for a combined run.
Warning: using the button on
the model parameter pages deletes all existing output from that model and from
any model that uses this output, in order to ensure consistency in the outputs.
Some models use output from a number of other models upstream in the radiation
analysis. For instance, the SHIELDOSE and
NIEL damage models use as input spectra from the trapped radiation
(TREP, TREP_JUP) and
solar proton models. Either of these spectra are
sufficient to run the models. If both spectra are missing, the trapped radiation
and solar proton models will appear in red in the selection verification table.
If only one spectrum is missing, the name of the missing model appears in black
(as a reminder),
as it then is not a necessary condition to run the effects models.
The button starts the model run(s) and brings
up the results page.
Clicking on a model link calls up the output page of the corresponding model in
the same way as when the model is run separately. When a model is included in the
selection list of a combined run, its output page contains a
button that points to the combined run
results page. This feature allows faster navigation between the results of the
various selected models. Another navigation option is to use the
Output link in the
menu bar at the top
of each page.
The button provides a link to the model
selection page for a new combined run.