A Systems Engineering Approach to Miniaturised Satellite Constellation Design Optimisation

Coulloupas, G, Ogawa, H and Mo, J 2017, 'A Systems Engineering Approach to Miniaturised Satellite Constellation Design Optimisation', in Proceedings of the 16th Australian Space Research Conference 2016, Melbourne, Australia, 26-28 September 2016, pp. 1-14.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title A Systems Engineering Approach to Miniaturised Satellite Constellation Design Optimisation
Author(s) Coulloupas, G
Ogawa, H
Mo, J
Year 2017
Conference name 16th Australian Space Research Conference 2016
Conference location Melbourne, Australia
Conference dates 26-28 September 2016
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 16th Australian Space Research Conference 2016
Publisher National Space Society of Australia Ltd
Place of publication Australia
Start page 1
End page 14
Total pages 14
Abstract The recent advent of miniaturised satellites has seen success as an economically viable and attractive spacecraft platform for scientific and technology demonstration missions by national space agencies and private enterprise, some with scarce space engineering experience. In response, this study presents the use of advanced design methodologies to iteratively assist systems engineering of spacecraft. In an automated manner, the resultant framework combines numerical integration of orbit propagation and surrogate modelling to multi-objective optimisation for a conceptual 12 asset co-planar constellation operating in low- Earth orbit. Optimisation was performed for 11 orbital-rendezvous manoeuvres simultaneously minimising three objectives; summation of the magnitude of ΔV for all manoeuvres of each satellite, duration of constellation formation and the radiation dose depth experienced by one reference satellite. Identification of decisive and performance influencing constellation design factors then followed by means of a global sensitivity analysis employing statistical surrogates.
Subjects Satellite, Space Vehicle and Missile Design and Testing
Keyword(s) systems engineering
multi-objective design optimisation
low-Earth orbit (LEO)
co-planar orbital phasing
satellite constellation
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