Communication schemes for olfar's inter-satellite links

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

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    Abstract

    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)
    PagesB2.5.2
    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

    Publication series

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

    Conference

    Conference63rd International Astronautical Congress, IAC 2012
    Abbreviated titleIAC
    CountryItaly
    CityNaples
    Period1/10/125/10/12

    Keywords

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

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