Date of Award:
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Electrical and Computer Engineering
This research develops a mission planning approach that allows different systems to cooperate in accomplishing a single mission goal. Using the techniques described allows satellites to cooperate in efficiently maneuvering, or collecting images of Earth and transmitting the collected data to users on the ground. The individual resources onboard each satellite, like fuel, memory capacity and pointing agility, are used in a manner that ensures the goals and objectives of the mission are realized in a feasible way. A mission plan can be generated for each satellite within the cooperating group that collectively optimize the mission objectives from a global viewpoint. The unique methods and framework presented for planning the spacecraft operations are flexible and can be applied to a variety of decision making processes where prior decisions impact later decision options. This contribution to the satellite constellation mission planning field, thus has greater applicability to the wider decision problem discipline.
Cox, Skylar A., "Mission Planning Techniques for Cooperative LEO Spacecraft Constellations" (2023). All Graduate Theses and Dissertations, Spring 1920 to Summer 2023. 8893.
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