The Federated Satellite Systems (FSS) workshop led by Skoltech professor Alessandro Golkar has been chosen by the EU-Russia Year of Science as an official event.
The workshop, held for the second time by The Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) on 13-15 October, has thus become part of the yearlong program of scientific cooperation between Russia and the EU. Paolo Gaudenzi, professor at University of Rome and Faculty Fellow at Skoltech, will serve as the EU partner for the workshop.
The FSS, organized by Skoltech, in collaboration with Prof. Daniel Selva of Cornell University and Prof. Olivier de Weck of MIT, also announced a call for abstracts to be presented at the event, which will be held at Skoltech in Moscow, Russia.
Concept papers of up to five pages describing research and concepts related to federated satellite systems and other advanced space system concepts can be submitted online or by email to Skoltech’s Strategic Research Innovation Research Group
Federated satellite systems are a new concept in space systems design that aims to create a commercial cloud-computing environment to enable sharing and trading of in-space resources between spacecraft. Federated satellites exchange resources such as link capacity, processing capability and storage capacity. This exchange improves the efficiency utilization of spacecraft resources and makes use of unallocated resource margins of participating missions. In a commercial perspective, the federated satellite systems concept allows the creation of new markets of in-space resources, among other benefits in spacecraft cost, performance, and reliability. Researchers have begun to explore benefits and costs of a federated approach to spacecraft design, and several research avenues have just started opening in this field.
Topics of interest to the workshop include, but are not limited to:
- Heterogeneous spacecraft networks
- Distributed space systems,
- Distributed decision making and spacecraft cooperation
- Satellite Distributed processing
- Inter-satellite-link payloads
- Optical space communications
- Space communication protocols development and standarization
- Free-space wireless power transmission
- Fractionated spacecraft,
- Plug and play space hardware
- Emerging space network concepts. Space internet.
- Cloud computing concept transfer
- Resource management under uncertainty and network scheduling
- Advanced space system concepts and architectures
- Business case studies based on space infrastructures
- Small satellite distributed and collaborative networks
- Concurrent engineering approaches to federated systems design
This workshop aims to forge links to create a multidisciplinary and international research community that will follow novel approaches to innovate the way in which spacecraft missions are conceived, designed, implemented, and operated. It is through this process that we will create transformational new space science and technology.
Concept papers of up to five pages describing research and concepts related to federated satellite systems and other advanced space system concepts can be submitted online or by email to Skoltech’s Strategic Research Innovation Research Group . Applications will be accepted until September 1, 2014.
* The Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) is a private graduate research university in Skolkovo, Russia, a suburb of Moscow. Established in 2011 in collaboration with MIT, Skoltech educates global leaders in innovation, advances scientific knowledge, and fosters new technologies to address critical issues facing Russia and the world. Applying international research and educational models, the university integrates the best Russian scientific traditions with twenty-first century entrepreneurship and innovation.