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An Introduction to Optimal Satellite Range Scheduling

Book

Part of the Springer Optimization and Its Applications book series (SOIA, volume 106)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Antonio José Vázquez Álvarez, Richard Scott Erwin
      Pages 3-9
    3. Antonio José Vázquez Álvarez, Richard Scott Erwin
      Pages 11-17
  3. Satellite Range Scheduling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Antonio José Vázquez Álvarez, Richard Scott Erwin
      Pages 21-47
    3. Antonio José Vázquez Álvarez, Richard Scott Erwin
      Pages 49-73
  4. Variants of Satellite Range Scheduling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Antonio José Vázquez Álvarez, Richard Scott Erwin
      Pages 77-106
    3. Antonio José Vázquez Álvarez, Richard Scott Erwin
      Pages 107-128
    4. Antonio José Vázquez Álvarez, Richard Scott Erwin
      Pages 129-147
    5. Antonio José Vázquez Álvarez, Richard Scott Erwin
      Pages 149-151
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 153-162

About this book

Introduction

The satellite range scheduling (SRS) problem, an important operations research problem in the aerospace industry consisting of allocating tasks among satellites and Earth-bound objects, is examined in this book. SRS principles and solutions are applicable to many areas, including:

  • Satellite communications, where tasks are communication intervals between sets of satellites and ground stations
  • Earth observation, where tasks are observations of spots on the Earth by satellites
  • Sensor scheduling, where tasks are observations of satellites by sensors on the Earth.

This self-contained monograph begins with a structured compendium of the problem and moves on to explain the optimal approach to the solution, which includes aspects from graph theory, set theory, game theory and belief networks. This book is accessible to students, professionals and researchers in a variety of fields, including: operations research, optimization, scheduling theory, dynamic programming and game theory. Taking account of the distributed, stochastic and dynamic variants of the problem, this book presents the optimal solution to the fixed interval SRS problem and how to migrate results into more complex cases. Reference algorithms and traditional algorithms for solving the scheduling problems are provided and compared with examples and simulations in practical scenarios.

Keywords

SRS problem heuristic algorithms optimal solution satellite mission satellite range scheduling Satellite communications Earth observation Sensor scheduling algorithms scheduling problems simulations in practical scenarios

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.National Research Council Post-DoctoralAlbuquerqueUSA
  2. 2.Air Force Research Laboratory Kirtland AFBSpace Vehicles Directorate KirtlandKirtlandUSA

Bibliographic information

Reviews

“This is a clearly written, well organized, and very readable monograph, which should be useful for satellite operations engineers (its declared audience) as well as researchers and advanced students in computer science, scheduling theory, and optimization. Since this is an advanced-level text, readers would benefit from prior exposure to concepts and algorithms for scheduling. … this monograph is a timely and valuable contribution to an increasingly important technological subdiscipline.” (R. M. Malyankar, Computing Reviews, computingreviews.com, July, 2016)

“A precious contribution to the interface between operational research and modern high technology … . The book is accessible to a vast circle of certainly interested ones, including students and professionals as well as scientists, from a variety of areas, including operational research, optimization, scheduling theory, dynamic Programming and game theory. … This excellent book is well-structured, it reveals mathematical depth, it is well exemplified and written, and carefully illustrated.” (Gerhard-Wilhelm Weber, zbMATH 1333.49002, 2016)