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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

    2024-10-17

    Time

    15:00

    Room

    Space Hall 2

    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: Dr. Maria Daniela Graziano, University of Naples "Federico II", Italy;

    papers

    Order

    Time

    Paper title

    Mode

    Presentation status

    Speaker

    Affiliation

    Country

    1

    15:00

    Space Weather Investigation Frontier (SWIFT) Mission Concept: Continuous Distributed Observations of Geo-Effective, Heliospheric Structures from the Vantage Points of Sun-Earth L1 and Sub- L1

    8

    confirmed

    Mr. Les Johnson

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Marshall Space Flight Center

    United States

    2

    15:08

    Small Satellite Formation Design and Optimization for Distributed Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Digital Beamforming Concepts

    8

    confirmed

    Mr. Eduardo Rodrigues Silva Filho

    DLR (German Aerospace Center)

    Germany

    3

    15:16

    Mission design and analysis of a PocketQube swarm mission for distributed beamforming

    8

    confirmed

    Ms. Citlali Bruce Rosete

    University of Luxembourg

    Luxembourg

    4

    15:24

    Lunar CubeSats: Pioneering Lunar Infrastructure

    8

    withdrawn

    Mr. Pramit Shende

    None

    Canada

    5

    15:32

    Optimizing Heterogeneous Satellite Constellation Design for Earth Observation: Harnessing Emergent Intelligence through Adaptive Role-Switching

    8

    confirmed

    Mr. Nishq Ravindranath

    Australia

    6

    15:40

    Arara Constellation: A Cubesat Constellation for Monitoring the Blue Amazon

    8

    confirmed

    Mr. João Victor Moreira

    University of Brasilia

    Brazil

    7

    15:48

    Phase-0 Design of the 16U4SBSP Spacecraft: a Scaled Demonstration of Space-Based Solar Power in Earth Orbit using a Swarm of CubeSats

    8

    confirmed

    Dr. Angelo Cervone

    Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

    The Netherlands

    8

    15:56

    Small X/L Band SAR Satellites for Mega Constellation at vLEO/LEO

    8

    confirmed

    Prof. Hirobumi Saito

    Nihon University

    Japan

    9

    16:04

    Reconfigurable discontinuous coverage satellite constellations on repeat ground track orbits

    8

    confirmed

    Ms. Fatima Alnaqbi

    Technology Innovation Institute (TII)

    United Arab Emirates

    10

    16:12

    Multi-Satellite Spatial Optimization in Geolocation Algorithm via Passive Sensors Onboard Satellites

    8

    confirmed

    Mr. Marcello Asciolla

    Politecnico di Bari

    Italy

    11

    16:20

    Latency optimization in Centralized and Decentralized Coordination of Time-Varying Scaled Satellite Networks: The Impact of Data Size

    8

    confirmed

    Mr. Vincenzo Messina

    Technische Universität München

    Germany

    12

    16:28

    Advancing Satellite-to-Cell Connectivity: A Novel Approach Using Fractionated CubeSat Systems

    8

    confirmed

    Dr. Mohammadamin Alandihallaj

    University of Luxembourg

    Luxembourg

    13

    16:36

    Designing NewSpace Very-High Resolution (VHR) Constellations: optical high performance Earth Observation (EO) small satellites opportunities

    8

    confirmed

    Mr. Henrique Candeias

    N3O – NEWSPACE EARTH OBSERVATION ORBITAL OBJECTS, LDA

    Portugal

    14

    16:44

    TOM - Advances in Formation Flight and Data Processing

    8

    confirmed

    Mr. Johannes Dauner

    Zentrum für Telematik

    Germany

    15

    16:52

    SPEYE: a CubeSat technology demonstration mission for on-orbit inspection and formation-flying using nanosatellites

    8

    confirmed

    Dr. Vincenzo Capuano

    Techno System Developments S.R.L.

    Italy

    16

    17:00

    Enhancing Aurora Modeling through Distributed Space Systems Technology

    8

    confirmed

    Dr. Mohammadamin Alandihallaj

    University of Luxembourg

    Luxembourg

    17

    17:08

    RODIO Mission Status and Future Developments

    8

    confirmed

    Prof. Alfredo Renga

    University of Naples "Federico II"

    Italy

    18

    17:16

    HydroSwarm – Using a Cooperative Swarm of Cubesats to Enhance GNSS-R Capabilities for Surface Soil Moisture and Inundation Measurements.

    8

    confirmed

    Mr. William Hill

    Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL)

    United Kingdom

    *

    Implementation of a Federated Laboratories Network for Testing Formation Flying Technologies

    8

    confirmed

    Dr. Marco Sabatini

    Sapienza University of Rome

    Italy

    *

    Optimizing SmallSat Constellation for Enhanced STM in LEO

    8

    confirmed

    Mr. Mahhad Nayyer

    Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC)

    Pakistan