Satellite Constellation Control Based on Inter-Satellite Information Interaction

Oleg Karsaev and Evgeniy Minakov. Satellite Constellation Control Based on Inter-Satellite Information Interaction // Intelligent Distributed Computing XIII. / I. Kotenko et al. (Eds.) Proceedings of the 13th International Symposium on Intelligent Distributed Computing IDC 2019 (7–10 October 2019, Saint-Petersburg, Russia). Series “Studies in Computational Intelligence”, vol 868. Springer, Cham. P.374–384. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-32258-8_44


The paper proposes an approach to the development of a control system for low-orbit satellite constellation performing the requests of remote sensing of the Earth and using information interactions between the satellites. Herewith interaction is performed under conditions of delay and disruption tolerant networks. At the basis of message transmission Delay-and-disruption Tolerant Networking technology is used and Contact Graph Routing (CGR) approach is considered in the basis of routing. It is given the description of the developed algorithm of outgoing message queue control in the nodes of the network. The control system relies on distributed and autonomous scheduling of requests that uses the auxiliary data structure calculated on the Earth. This data structure is also used as the basis for the corresponding information interaction scheme. Simulation modeling is used to study and demonstrate the capabilities of the proposed solutions.