Swarm to earth communication in OLFAR

A. Budianu, Arjan Meijerink, Marinus Jan Bentum

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    Abstract

    New science drivers have recently emerged in radio astronomy for observation of low-frequency radio waves, below 30 MHz. Exploring this frequency requires a space-based radio telescope with a very large aperture that is impossible to realize in a monolithic fashion. A distributed system consisting of a swarm of 50 or more nano-satellites is used to realize such an instrument. Equipped with low-frequency antennas, the very small spacecraft provide the needed aperture to capture and sample ultra-long electromagnetic waves. The distributed low-frequency telescope has to fulfill multiple tasks in which drawbacks such as the size and the limited power available are overcome by the large number of satellites. Sending the processed data to a base station is one of these aforementioned tasks that is critical for the functionality of the system. In our paper we analyze the challenges of downlinking data from a swarm of nano-satellites to Earth and propose a diversity scheme that helps the system to achieve its mission.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceeding of the 64th IAC International Astronautical Congress
    Place of PublicationBeijing, China
    PublisherInternational Astronautical Federation (IAF)
    Pages1-6
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)1995-6258
    Publication statusPublished - 23 Sep 2013
    Event64th International Astronautical Congress, IAC 2013 - Beijing, China
    Duration: 23 Sep 201327 Sep 2013
    Conference number: 64

    Publication series

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

    Conference

    Conference64th International Astronautical Congress, IAC 2013
    Abbreviated titleIAC
    CountryChina
    CityBeijing
    Period23/09/1327/09/13

    Keywords

    • EWI-23822
    • METIS-300074
    • IR-87468

    Cite this

    Budianu, A., Meijerink, A., & Bentum, M. J. (2013). Swarm to earth communication in OLFAR. In Proceeding of the 64th IAC International Astronautical Congress (pp. 1-6). Beijing, China: International Astronautical Federation (IAF).
    Budianu, A. ; Meijerink, Arjan ; Bentum, Marinus Jan. / Swarm to earth communication in OLFAR. Proceeding of the 64th IAC International Astronautical Congress. Beijing, China : International Astronautical Federation (IAF), 2013. pp. 1-6
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    Proceeding of the 64th IAC International Astronautical Congress. Beijing, China : International Astronautical Federation (IAF), 2013. p. 1-6.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

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