The low-cost exploitation of space has experienced an increasing trend of interest from the scientific community in the last decade. The will of providing reliable space-based services at lower cost dictates for brand-new approaches to space activities, driven by the assessment of different design alternatives to focus the interest on most promising architectures. Objective of the present research is to study the impact of a low-cost non-commercial constellation of small satellites and ground stations in a System of Systems (SoS) scenario. The idea is to integrate the constellation as a complementary distributed system in existing space SoS, exploiting emergent behaviours of this interaction. The interoperability of existing ground and space assets, together with the shift from a product-oriented design to a service-oriented one, addresses the SoS as an end-user oriented architecture. A set of solutions based on the users' requirements and priorities have been evaluated and potential additional services identified. Preliminary analyses focused on how the existing space and ground architectures for science, Earth observation, navigation, and commercial GSM communication could be used as a SoS in support of the identified purpose, and to what extent a low-cost constellation could integrate more expensive payloads already in orbit have been done. Amongst the innovative aspects of the proposed research it is worth mentioning the innovative approach to space SoS evaluation in early stage of design. As an example of the methodology, the development of a new use of GNSS for low-cost atmospheric observation has been assumed as case study, and the implementation of the related technology proposed for the development of a remote sensing nano-satellite constellation.

SYSTEM OF SYSTEMS ANALYSIS OF LOW-COST SMALL-SATELLITES SOLUTIONS FOR END-USER ORIENTED SPACE-BASED SERVICES / Nichele, Fabio; Corpino, Sabrina; Ridolfi, Guido. - ELETTRONICO. - (2012). ((Intervento presentato al convegno 63rd International Astronautical Congress tenutosi a Naples, Italy nel 2-5 October 2012.

SYSTEM OF SYSTEMS ANALYSIS OF LOW-COST SMALL-SATELLITES SOLUTIONS FOR END-USER ORIENTED SPACE-BASED SERVICES

NICHELE, FABIO;CORPINO, Sabrina;RIDOLFI, GUIDO
2012

Abstract

The low-cost exploitation of space has experienced an increasing trend of interest from the scientific community in the last decade. The will of providing reliable space-based services at lower cost dictates for brand-new approaches to space activities, driven by the assessment of different design alternatives to focus the interest on most promising architectures. Objective of the present research is to study the impact of a low-cost non-commercial constellation of small satellites and ground stations in a System of Systems (SoS) scenario. The idea is to integrate the constellation as a complementary distributed system in existing space SoS, exploiting emergent behaviours of this interaction. The interoperability of existing ground and space assets, together with the shift from a product-oriented design to a service-oriented one, addresses the SoS as an end-user oriented architecture. A set of solutions based on the users' requirements and priorities have been evaluated and potential additional services identified. Preliminary analyses focused on how the existing space and ground architectures for science, Earth observation, navigation, and commercial GSM communication could be used as a SoS in support of the identified purpose, and to what extent a low-cost constellation could integrate more expensive payloads already in orbit have been done. Amongst the innovative aspects of the proposed research it is worth mentioning the innovative approach to space SoS evaluation in early stage of design. As an example of the methodology, the development of a new use of GNSS for low-cost atmospheric observation has been assumed as case study, and the implementation of the related technology proposed for the development of a remote sensing nano-satellite constellation.
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