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    Title

    Constellations and Distributed Systems

    Description

    Small satellites offer important advantages in creating new opportunities for implementing spatially-distributed space-based systems (e.g. Constellations). In this session we focus on new, emerging, or enabling technologies that can be used or are being used to create networked data collection systems via small satellites. Specifically, Session B4.7 focuses on Constellations (e.g. Constellation missions for Earth Observation, IoT/M2M and LEO Communications), distributed architectures (e.g. Distributed SAR systems) and sensor systems and how these low-cost and rapidly delivered technologies offer the potential to fulfill complex user needs, working in coordination with other small or large space infrastructures (e.g. mega-constellations), as well as with airborne or terrestrial assets. Papers should show how cross-platform compatibility (both hardware and software aspects) can be used to enable these systems, any standards that are proposed or adopted, design techniques that enable this cross-platform compatibility, etc. We are particularly interested in technologies that enable small spacecraft to play an important role in upcoming applications, such as (but not limited to) civil security, telecommunications in remote areas, navigation support (e.g., along the new foreseen routes in the Arctic), natural disaster management (e.g., damage assessment and first responders support), and planetary exploration. In this regard, the development and usage of Commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) technologies are also of specific interest to the session. Distributed systems and their impact in terms of new opportunities for the emerging Commercial Space Industry and new commercial space missions with small platforms is also of specific interest to the session. The integrated applications of these sensor systems are covered in Symposium Session B5.2, and the broader view of tools and technologies to enable integrated applications are covered in B5.1. In B4.7 authors are also invited to analyze technological enhancements and new developments needed to guarantee small satellite integration with existing and scheduled assets from both the bus and payload perspectives. Also analysis of inter-operability within integrated systems can be addressed, like payload data management, spacecraft operation, and formation flying.

    IPC members
    • Co-Chair: Dr. Rainer Sandau, International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), Germany;

    • Co-Chair: Prof. Michele Grassi, University of Naples "Federico II", Italy;

    • Rapporteur: Dr. Jaime Esper, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), United States;

    • Rapporteur: Mr. Aaron Rogers, Maxar Technologies, United States;

    papers

    Order

    Time

    Paper title

    Mode

    Presentation status

    Speaker

    Affiliation

    Country

    1

    The Relative Station Keeping Sensor System of the ESA Proba-3 Constellation

    12

    withdrawn

    Dr. Troelz Denver

    Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

    Denmark

    2

    In-Situ Testbed Architectures of Flying Formations Dispersed in L1 – L5 Halo Orbits in the Sun – Earth – Moon – Planet System

    12

    confirmed

    Dr. Irene Farquhar

    United States

    3

    Lunar Orbit Satellites Formation Flying Collaborative Exploration

    12

    confirmed

    Prof. Li Deng

    National Space Science Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences

    China

    4

    Nanosatellites Triangle Formation Flying For Terrestrial Gamma-Ray Flashes and Transient Luminous Events Study

    12

    confirmed

    Dr. Yaroslav Mashtakov

    Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics of RAS

    Russian Federation

    5

    Highly distributed chipsats to provide in-situ measurements of the magnetic field for space weather monitoring

    12

    confirmed

    Ms. Sehaz Dayal

    International Space University (ISU)

    France

    6

    Transforming the Invisible into Solutions for a Better World: The Design and On-Orbit Results of the HawkEye 360 Commercial Constellation

    12

    Mr. Karan Sarda

    Space Flight Laboratory, University of Toronto

    Canada

    7

    Precursor of a Formation Flying Synthetic Aperture Radar (FF-SAR) by a cluster of CubeSats

    12

    confirmed

    Dr. Alfredo Renga

    University of Naples "Federico II"

    Italy

    8

    Mission Analysis of Indonesia Low Earth Micro Satellite Constellation

    12

    confirmed

    Mrs. Ery Fitrianingsih

    Indonesian National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN)

    Indonesia

    9

    EARTH OBSERVATION CONSTELLATIONS OF SMALL & MICRO SATELLITES VERSUS NEW AERIAL AND GROUND DISTRIBUTED SYSTEMS

    12

    confirmed

    Dr. Luca Soli

    Thales Alenia Space Italia

    Italy

    10

    NetSat - A Formation of Four 3U-Satellites Using Electric Propulsion

    12

    Mr. Roland Haber

    Zentrum für Telematik

    Germany

    11

    Stationkeeping and deorbiting strategy for LEO mega Walker constellations

    12

    Prof. Min Hu

    Space Engineering University (Beijing)

    China

    12

    SPARTAN: A High-Performance Next-Generation Nanosatellite Platform for Demanding NewSpace Applications

    12

    Mr. Rami Kandela

    Space Flight Laboratory (SFL)

    Canada

    13

    Use of Micro Satellites for Global Connectivity, High Speed Transmission, Flexibility and Data Analysis

    12

    confirmed

    Mr. Swaraj Sagar Pradhan

    Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO)

    Nepal

    14

    Scheduling Distributed Computation in Satellite Constellations

    12

    confirmed

    Mr. John Mains

    Georgia Institute of Technology

    Georgia

    15

    Benefits of intersatellite connectivity for backhaul networks based on small satellites

    12

    confirmed

    Mr. Andrea Vettor

    Italy

    16

    Satellite DCS Use Concept Validation Project - Good RF Spectrum Stewardship

    confirmed

    Mr. Beau Backus

    NOAA/NESDIS

    United States

    17

    Distributed correlators for satellite swarms

    withdrawn

    Dr. Raj Thilak Rajan

    Delft Institute Of Technology (TU Delft)

    The Netherlands

    18

    Small satellite constellation for weather monitoring: from mission analysis to satellite design

    withdrawn

    Mrs. Daria Stepanova

    German Orbital Systems GmbH

    Germany