Communication in Distributed Satellite Systems

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Part of the Space Technology Library book series (SPTL, volume 31)

Abstract

The information flow between the different components of a distributed mobile sensor system is crucial in order to enable coordination for an efficient overall performance. This section provides further details for the special situation of network nodes consisting of several satellites and ground stations. Via the communication system partially autonomous functions at each satellite are to be coordinated to enable joint observations. Such self-organized activities of the space segment have to integrate with teleoperations based on supervisory control interaction from ground stations. Related suitable communication design approaches are the central topic of this chapter.

Keywords

Geophysics 

Notes

Acknowledgments

The authors acknowledge the contributions from many collaborators in computer Science of University Würzburg and in the company Center for Telematics, where for years this topic was investigated and implemented for the satellite missions UWE-1 and -2.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Julius Maximilians UniversityWürzburgGermany

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