Special Issue "Advanced Technology of Distributed Space Systems: Formation-Flying, Swarms, and Constellations"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 682
2. Research Center of Satellite Technology, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150006, China
Interests: satellite internet; aerospace communication; spacecraft navigation and control; spacecraft formation flying; space mission analysis and design of small satellites; visual perception
Interests: LEO satellite communication; communication and navigation integration; orbital dynamics and control; UAV swarm communication
Interests: spacecraft orbital dynamics; spacecraft formation design and control; distributed spacecraft system technology
Distributed Space Systems (DSS) include formation-flying, swarms, and constellations, which enable large spacecraft functionality to be distributed among several smaller, less expensive, and cooperative spacecraft. It has become increasingly crucial for a variety of space missions, including Earth monitoring and environmental research, deep space exploration, space debris monitoring and tracking, in-orbit servicing, satellite navigation and communication, real-time remote sensing, etc.
Despite significant research interest in the topic of DSS over the past decade, there are still many challenges that need to be addressed. These include nonlinearity, convergence time constraints, collision avoidance, agile formation re-configuration, limited energy, computation and communication resources, time delay, routing scheme, constellation coverage optimization, etc.
In this Special Issue, we aim to present contributions that add value to the advanced technologies of DSS. We invite submissions related to various areas of interest, including but not limited to:
- Design and analysis of novel distributed space systems;
- Advanced modeling and control theory;
- Multi-spacecraft coordinated perception and navigation;
- Networking technology of satellite swarms;
- Space-based joint sensing, communication, and computation;
- Design, control, and evaluation of LEO mega-constellations.
Prof. Dr. Shijie Zhang
Dr. Yafei Zhao
Dr. Tao Nie
Dr. Xiangtian Zhao
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- distributed space system
- spacecraft formation flying
- coordinated perception and control
- collision avoidance
- satellite networking
- joint sensing, communication, and computation