Proof-of-concept of a federated satellite system between two 6-unit CubeSats for distributed earth observation satellite systems

Joan A. Ruiz-De-Azua, Lara Fernandez, Joan F. Muñoz, Marc Badia, Ricard Castella, Carlos Diez, Andrea Aguilella, Simone Briatore, Nicola Garzaniti, Anna Calveras, Alessandro Golkar, Adriano Camps

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Abstract

During these years, novel Distributed Satellite Systems (DSS) have addressed the new Earth Observation (EO) requirements (e.g. near-real time access to data, or multi-point observations). One of the DSS proposals is the concept of Federated Satellite System (FSS) which has explored the benefits of sharing available and unused resources between satellite to maximize the system utility. The possibility to use additional downlink opportunities thanks to federations is a resource that could improve current EO missions, and thus achieving the required performance. For that reason, the FSS Experiment payload has been implemented as a FSS proof-of-concept between 6-Unit CubeSats in the FSSCAT mission. This article presents the design, and the test results of this payload demonstrating its feasibility for future EO missions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages8871-8874
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event39th IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2019 - Yokohama, Japan
Duration: 28 Jul 20192 Aug 2019

Conference

Conference39th IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2019
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityYokohama
Period28/07/192/08/19

Keywords

  • CubeSat
  • Distributed Satellite Systems
  • Earth Observation
  • Federated Satellite Systems

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