Periodic Reporting for period 1 - SmartCloudsODC (SmartClouds Orbital Dynamics and Control)
Reporting period: 2016-09-01 to 2018-08-31
Thanks to the advanced in Miniaturised Electromechanical Systems technology, a new class of lowcost, low-risk space missions, based on multiple cooperative elements, is arising. Assuming smart-clouds of vast numbers of
femto-spacecraft, this project intends to move from the classic (deterministic celestial mechanics approach) to a new paradigm in space mission design, based on stochastic analyses of the agents in the cloud.
Through an excellent inter/multi-disciplinary training team, the purpose is to offer novel research methodologies and solutions to orbital dynamics problems including real-world uncertainties. Moreover, with an inter-sectorial secondment with a highly specialized SME company in space mission design at large, it wants to generate an ensemble of knowledge and resources to test and to fully develop this potential.
A main objective is to enhance capabilities and to devise new space concepts in clouds of femto-spacecraft in order to broad space-access to a wider European user’s community, also beyond the Aerospace sector, at extremely low-cost.