Communication schemes for olfar's inter-satellite links

A. Budianu, T.J. Willink-Castro, Arjan Meijerink, Marinus Jan Bentum

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    The Orbiting Low Frequency Array for Radio astronomy(OLFAR) project is aimed at developing a radio telescope in space sensitive for the 0.3–30 MHz range by using a swarm of more than 50 identical nano-satellites. The satellites will form a very large aperture, capable of capturing very weak electromagnetic astronomical signals. The radio telescope functionality and the swarm behavior result in stringent requirements for the inter-satellite links. An adequate communication layer that takes into account size and power constraints of nano-satellites is necessary to ensure data distribution within the network of satellites. Considering the limitations of the space hardware, we design a communication scheme that meets OLFAR’s requirements.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publication63rd International Astronautical Congress (IAC 2012)
    Place of PublicationParis, France
    PublisherInternational Astronautical Federation (IAF)
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Print)1995-6258
    Publication statusPublished - 3 Oct 2012
    Event63rd International Astronautical Congress, IAC 2012 - Naples, Italy
    Duration: 1 Oct 20125 Oct 2012
    Conference number: 63

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    PublisherInternational Astronautical Federation (IAF)
    ISSN (Print)1995-6258


    Conference63rd International Astronautical Congress, IAC 2012
    Abbreviated titleIAC


    • METIS-289728
    • EWI-22352
    • IR-81941

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