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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.

    Date

    2022-09-21

    Time

    15:00

    Room

    S02

    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

    15:00

    The CloudCT Formation of 10 Nano-Satellites for Computed Tomography to Improve Climate Predictions

    12

    confirmed

    Mr. Maximilian von Arnim

    Zentrum für Telematik

    Germany

    2

    15:12

    Optical System Design for a Multi-CubeSats Debris Surveillance Mission

    12

    confirmed

    Mr. Dan Pineau

    Cranfield University, Cranfield UK

    United Kingdom

    3

    15:24

    Beamforming and multi-platform image synthesis for RODiO distributed SAR mission

    12

    confirmed

    Prof. Alfredo Renga

    University of Naples "Federico II"

    Italy

    4

    15:36

    A review of small satellite constellations for IoT connectivity

    12

    Mr. Jorge Bordalo Monteiro

    Centre for Mechanical and Aerospace Science and Technologies (C-MAST)

    Portugal

    5

    15:48

    Earth Observation multi-sensor high-performances SmallSat constellation

    12

    confirmed

    Mr. Vincenzo Stanzione

    Sitael Spa

    Italy

    6

    16:00

    spartan: a high-performance next-generation nanosatellite platform for demanding newspace applications

    12

    confirmed

    Mr. Rami Kandela

    Space Flight Laboratory (SFL)

    Canada

    7

    16:12

    A Constellation Based Approach to an Orbital Manufacturing Ecosystem

    12

    confirmed

    Mr. Bruce Clarke

    Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC)

    United Kingdom

    8

    16:24

    Developing a distributed and fractionated system of 10 grams satellites for planetary observation

    12

    confirmed

    Dr. Olivia Borgue

    University of Luxembourg

    Luxembourg

    9

    16:36

    FORCE: A FORmation Flying SAR Based on CubEsat Assemblies

    12

    confirmed

    Prof. Michele Grassi

    University of Naples "Federico II"

    Italy

    10

    16:48

    TOM/TIM Realization -A satellite EO formation flying mission of three nano satellites for retrieving multi view stereoscopic data

    12

    confirmed

    Mr. Alexander Kleinschrodt

    Zentrum für Telematik

    Germany

    11

    17:00

    NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center’s Distributed Systems Missions Architecture

    12

    confirmed

    Ms. Cheryl Gramling

    NASA-Goddard Space Flight Center

    United States

    12

    17:12

    Global greenhouse gases emissions estimation through small satellite constellations

    12

    confirmed

    Ms. Daria Stepanova

    German Orbital Systems GmbH

    Germany