The data set contains a collection of problem instances for scheduling Satellite Quantum Key Distribution (SatQKD). The objective of the problem is to schedule data transfers from a satellite orbiting Earth to a network of ground stations. During a data transfer, the spacecraft sends cryptographic keys which will be then used by the receiver to secure internal communication in the network. The keys should be distributed according to the ground station importance.
Problem instances were generated using information combined from different sources: the orbital mechanics and atmospheric models, official weather forecasts and weather observations, time series models, and statistic procedures developed by the authors of the data set.
The data set is available on the Open Data Commons Open Database License (ODbL).
Data embargo until 31/03/21
|Date made available||3 Mar 2021|
|Publisher||University of Strathclyde|
|Temporal coverage||27 Sep 2019 - 15 Mar 2020|
|Date of data production||27 Sep 2019 - 15 Mar 2020|
|Geospatial point||51.5074, -0.1278|