Using Networks for Constellation Responsiveness, Resilience, and Data Routing

Clark, R. (Speaker), McGrath, C. (Speaker), Lowe, C. (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Description

There are a number of obvious reasons for making the change from launching one or two large, highly capable satellites, to instead deploying tens or hundreds of small (perhaps less capable) satellites; increased revisit rate, higher resilience and distributed data collection are but a few. However, the use of mega-constellations also poses challenges, such as higher launch costs and increased orbit congestion. In this tutorial, we investigate the use of graph theoretical techniques to design agile, inter-connected satellite constellations and ask can we do more with less?
Period16 Jul 2019
Event titleInternational workshop on satellite constellations and formation flying
Event typeConference
LocationGlasgow, United Kingdom