OLFAR: Adaptive topology for satellite swarms

A. Budianu, R.T. Rajan, S. Engelen, A. Meijerink, C.J.M. Verhoeven, M.J. Bentum

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    Low-frequency space observation is one of the developing directions in radio astronomy, as scientists try to reveal more of the universe. The Orbiting Low Frequency Array for Radio Astronomy project is aimed at developing a distributed radio telescope sensitive to ultra-long waves, by placing an array of antennas, far away from any terrestrial interference. It will consist of over 50 small satellites grouped in a swarm capable of collecting and processing astronomical data. The system will use its resources to the limit and will need an efficient communication topology in order to guarantee functionality. In this paper we present a clustering scheme that reduces data distribution efforts at the cost of decreasing imaging redundancy.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication62nd International Astronautical Congress, IAC 2011
    PublisherInternational Astronautical Federation (IAF)
    Number of pages9
    Publication statusPublished - 3 Oct 2011
    Event62nd International Astronautical Congress, IAC 2011 - Cape Town, South Africa
    Duration: 3 Oct 20117 Oct 2011
    Conference number: 62


    Conference62nd International Astronautical Congress, IAC 2011
    Abbreviated titleIAC
    Country/TerritorySouth Africa
    CityCape Town


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