IAC-15-B4.6B.4 A novel concept for earth remote sensing using a bi-static femto-satellite swarm in sun synchronous orbit

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Abstract

Recent developments in spacecraft design exploiting micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) with sensing, computing, full-duplex communications and micro-powcr generation has introduced the prospect of a new class of low-cost, low-mass Femto-scale (10~100g) spacecraft suitable for use in swarm and distributed missions. Current concepts for functional devices have been designed by exploiting existing technologies to develop femtosatellite prototypes. Distributed femtosatellites arc considered as a solution to reducing the cost of conventional Earth remote sensing and monitoring missions. In this paper, we introduced a new preliminary design of femtosatellites using commercial off-The-shelf (COTS) technology, which can provide an acceptable level of mission capability and environmental survivability. This new design features high area-To-mass ratio that enables the femtosatellites to take advantage of solar radiation pressure (SRP) for orbit control without onboard pro pell ant. Using the unique environment enabled by a dawn-dusk sun synchronous orbit, the femtosatellites would be under direct illumination during the entire orbit without eclipsing. Whats more, it could maximize electrical power generation for the payload and enabling orbit control using SRP. The performance of a femtosatellite swarm for bi-static radar application is analysed with example scenarios.

LanguageEnglish
Title of host publication66th International Astronautical Congress 2015, IAC 2015
Subtitle of host publicationSpace - The Gateway for Mankind's Future, IAC 2015
Place of PublicationParis
Pages4654-4662
Number of pages9
Volume6
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event66th International Astronautical Congress 2015: Space - The Gateway for Mankind's Future, IAC 2015 - Jerusalem, Israel
Duration: 12 Oct 201516 Oct 2015

Conference

Conference66th International Astronautical Congress 2015: Space - The Gateway for Mankind's Future, IAC 2015
CountryIsrael
CityJerusalem
Period12/10/1516/10/15

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Sun
remote sensing
Remote sensing
sun
Orbits
Earth (planet)
Satellites
orbits
solar radiation
radiation pressure
spacecraft
Solar radiation
Spacecraft
electrical power
duplex
spacecraft design
power generation
cost
ant
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Keywords

  • distributed computer systems
  • electromagnetic pumps
  • environmental technology
  • machine design

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Cao, J., Clemente, C., McInnes, C., Soraghan, J., & Uttamchandani, D. (2015). IAC-15-B4.6B.4 A novel concept for earth remote sensing using a bi-static femto-satellite swarm in sun synchronous orbit. In 66th International Astronautical Congress 2015, IAC 2015: Space - The Gateway for Mankind's Future, IAC 2015 (Vol. 6, pp. 4654-4662). Paris.
Cao, Jianlin ; Clemente, Carmine ; McInnes, Colin ; Soraghan, John ; Uttamchandani, Deepak. / IAC-15-B4.6B.4 A novel concept for earth remote sensing using a bi-static femto-satellite swarm in sun synchronous orbit. 66th International Astronautical Congress 2015, IAC 2015: Space - The Gateway for Mankind's Future, IAC 2015. Vol. 6 Paris, 2015. pp. 4654-4662
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Cao, J, Clemente, C, McInnes, C, Soraghan, J & Uttamchandani, D 2015, IAC-15-B4.6B.4 A novel concept for earth remote sensing using a bi-static femto-satellite swarm in sun synchronous orbit. in 66th International Astronautical Congress 2015, IAC 2015: Space - The Gateway for Mankind's Future, IAC 2015. vol. 6, Paris, pp. 4654-4662, 66th International Astronautical Congress 2015: Space - The Gateway for Mankind's Future, IAC 2015, Jerusalem, Israel, 12/10/15.

IAC-15-B4.6B.4 A novel concept for earth remote sensing using a bi-static femto-satellite swarm in sun synchronous orbit. / Cao, Jianlin; Clemente, Carmine; McInnes, Colin; Soraghan, John; Uttamchandani, Deepak.

66th International Astronautical Congress 2015, IAC 2015: Space - The Gateway for Mankind's Future, IAC 2015. Vol. 6 Paris, 2015. p. 4654-4662.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution book

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Cao J, Clemente C, McInnes C, Soraghan J, Uttamchandani D. IAC-15-B4.6B.4 A novel concept for earth remote sensing using a bi-static femto-satellite swarm in sun synchronous orbit. In 66th International Astronautical Congress 2015, IAC 2015: Space - The Gateway for Mankind's Future, IAC 2015. Vol. 6. Paris. 2015. p. 4654-4662