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Autonomous Mission Planning Method for Optical Imaging Satellites Based on Real-Time Cloud Cover Information

Zhiliang Li, Limin Zhao, Yun Liu, Xingfeng Chen, Hang Chen, Fengjie Zheng, Yunli Zhang, Donghong Wang, Jiaguo Li, Jun Liu, Shumin Liu
2022 Remote Sensing  
Thirdly, an autonomous mission planning algorithm based on real-time cloud cover information is proposed.  ...  Cloud cover is an important factor limiting the earth observation efficiency of optical imaging satellites.  ...  By using the Fengyun-4 CLM products, an autonomous mission planning algorithm based on real-time cloud cover information is developed.  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs14112635 fatcat:bpvedrhu2zeqfocgs6h377lhc4

Auto Mission Planning System Design for Imaging Satellites and Its Applications in Environmental Field

Yongming He, Yuan Wang, Yingwu Chen, Lining Xing
2016 Polish Maritime Research  
complicated missions: the satellite mainly focuses on mission planning and functions according to actual parameters, whereas the ground base provides auxiliary information, management, and control.  ...  In view of this, we designed a satellite auto mission planning system, which includes two sub-systems: the imaging satellite itself and the ground base, and these systems would then collaborate to process  ...  Finally, I want to thank all my schoolmates, especially each person working in my lab, for their encouragement and support.  ... 
doi:10.1515/pomr-2016-0047 fatcat:ic7oqcgkwzcdriil3bwbbgyske

IKONOS collection capability with the direct tasking from a regional operation center

I. Bayir
2003 International Conference on Recent Advances in Space Technologies, 2003. RAST '03. Proceedings of  
The IKONOS satellite has a global operations network and each regional operation center can directly send the tasking packages to the satellite and collects and receive the images in real time mode over  ...  Each regional operation center has local collection planning and sensor tasking, direct downlink of image data from the IKONOS satellite, local image catalog and archive and local product generation and  ...  This near real-time tasking also enhances the probability of cloud-free imagery because changes can be made to the plan based on current cloud forecasts obtained from weather data providers.  ... 
doi:10.1109/rast.2003.1303386 fatcat:td76xirpvnbohmsz2bkhjrdxvq

Remote sensing of the mountain cryosphere: Current capabilities and future opportunities for research

Liam S Taylor, Duncan J Quincey, Mark W Smith, Celia A Baumhoer, Malcolm McMillan, Damien T Mansell
2021 Progress in physical geography  
Satellite missions and field-based platforms have transformed understanding of the processes driving changes in mountain glacier dynamics, snow cover, lake evolution, and the associated emergence of hazards  ...  Low-cost sensors can also be deployed in the field, using microprocessors and telecommunications equipment to connect mountain glaciers to stakeholders for real-time monitoring.  ...  Autonomously, and rapidly, large volumes of near real-time satellite data can be downloaded and processed into a userfriendly output for management, stakeholders and communities to digest.  ... 
doi:10.1177/03091333211023690 fatcat:7rab5xsxcrhfhpv2rwiwznysuy

Application Status and Prospect of Digital twin for On-orbit Spacecraft

Wenqiang Yang, Yu Zheng, Shaoyang Li
2021 IEEE Access  
Accordingly, the future intelligent applications of spacecraft based on DT in autonomous cognition, autonomous operation and maintenance, as well as cluster collaboration are presented respectively.  ...  With cloud computing, big data, artificial intelligence and other new information technologies going into space, the era of space intelligence is coming.  ...  spacecraft to perform outstanding and massive missions, whereas cloud services and multi-body networking based on spacecraft communication network connections can maximize the value of multi-mission planning  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2021.3100683 fatcat:c67z3v5jufauljmnsygytqf3yi

Remote observations of reentering spacecraft including the space shuttle orbiter

Thomas J. Horvath, Melinda F. Cagle, Jay H. Grinstead, David M. Gibson
2013 2013 IEEE Aerospace Conference  
imaging platform and instrumentation suite, target flight path analysis and acquisition strategy, pre-mission simulations to optimize sensor configuration, logistics and communications during the actual  ...  Emphasis has been placed upon identifying the challenges associated with these remote sensing missions with focus on end-to-end aspects that include the initial science objective, selection of the appropriate  ...  A CFLOS software package developed by Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, infers cloud tops and bases from real time satellite measurements and indicates the level of obstruction by clouds  ... 
doi:10.1109/aero.2013.6497380 fatcat:l5nu4vvtxbbejmdgmwkp46mslu

Mission Planning Issues of Imaging Satellites: Summary, Discussion, and Prospects

Guohui Zhang, Xinhong Li, Gangxuan Hu, Zhibin Zhang, Jiping An, Wanxin Man, Giovanni Palmerini
2021 International Journal of Aerospace Engineering  
Finally, based on the research on satellite mission planning, this paper puts forward its own views on the future development direction and research focus.  ...  Satellite mission planning is the basis and top-level work of space missions and the beginning of each space mission.  ...  Single-Satellite Single-Payload Mission Planning. The single-satellite single-load mission planning problem is usually studied for one spacecraft with one optical lens on board.  ... 
doi:10.1155/2021/7819105 fatcat:tkgdzhhga5cpjnvo2x5ioknc2i

Surf Zone Mapping Using Multirotor Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Imagery

Norhalim Che Mat, Khairul Nizam Tahar
2019 International Journal of Optics  
The analyses of these results were conducted based on different epochs on the selected months. The accuracy for northing, easting, and height coordinates was 1.026m, 0.838m, and 0.419m, respectively.  ...  The image acquisition was solely obtained using a multirotor UAV based on the photogrammetric concept. The acquired UAV images were processed using commercial software with a specific workflow.  ...  for providing the fund BESTARI 600-IRMI/MyRA 5/3/BESTARI (001/2017) to enable this research to be carried out.  ... 
doi:10.1155/2019/2987301 fatcat:x2vnyaplgbbezafz5u6eqsrgau

Autonomous Underwater Navigation and Optical Mapping in Unknown Natural Environments

Juan Hernández, Klemen Istenič, Nuno Gracias, Narcís Palomeras, Ricard Campos, Eduard Vidal, Rafael García, Marc Carreras
2016 Sensors  
To accomplish this, we first use our pipeline for mapping and planning collision-free paths online, which endows an AUV with the capability to autonomously acquire optical data in close proximity.  ...  We present an approach for navigating in unknown environments while, simultaneously, gathering information for inspecting underwater structures using an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV).  ...  In the initial part of the mission, i.e., when the vehicle traverses the canyon for the first time, the map coincides with the satellite image (see Figure 16b) ; however, disparities can be clearly observed  ... 
doi:10.3390/s16081174 pmid:27472337 pmcid:PMC5017340 fatcat:4mzz52lfyvfwriscz56w4cdbei

Collaborative 3D Reconstruction Using Heterogeneous UAVs: System and Experiments [chapter]

Timo Hinzmann, Thomas Stastny, Gianpaolo Conte, Patrick Doherty, Piotr Rudol, Marius Wzorek, Enric Galceran, Roland Siegwart, Igor Gilitschenski
2017 Springer Proceedings in Advanced Robotics  
The mission is executed based on the individual platform and sensor capabilities of rotary-and fixed-wing UAVs (RW-UAV and FW-UAV respectively): With the aid of an optical camera, the FW-UAV can generate  ...  A LiDAR mounted on the autonomous helicopter is used to refine the visual point-cloud by generating denser point-clouds of specific areas of interest.  ...  Furthermore, the authors want to thank Gabriel Agamennoni and Simone Fontana for providing an initial implementation of the probabilistic data association algorithm.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-50115-4_5 dblp:conf/iser/HinzmannSCDRWGS16 fatcat:jiupvz6n2vhovm6z454jwtdaxy

An Image-Based Sensor System for Autonomous Rendez-Vous with Uncooperative Satellites [article]

Carlos Miravet, Luis Pascual, Eloise Krouch, Juan Manuel del Cura
2008 arXiv   pre-print
In this paper are described the image processing algorithms developed by SENER, Ingenieria y Sistemas to cope with the problem of image-based, autonomous rendez-vous (RV) with an orbiting satellite.  ...  in previous spatial missions, such as the ones described here below.  ...  In Hayabusa mission, the navigation and guidance method was based on a camera, extracting images and processing them by criteria based on their spatial wavelength and variance of their brightness.  ... 
arXiv:0807.4478v1 fatcat:vrkqug5eovebxexzy2xeiskici

A State-of-the-Art Analysis of Obstacle Avoidance Methods from the Perspective of an Agricultural Sprayer UAV's Operation Scenario

Shibbir Ahmed, Baijing Qiu, Fiaz Ahmad, Chun-Wei Kong, Huang Xin
2021 Agronomy  
real-time obstacle detection and collision avoidance.  ...  Agricultural UAV sprayers require data-intensive algorithms for the processing of the images acquired, and expertise in the field of autonomous flight is usually needed.  ...  Using local satellite images for obstacle avoidance and path planning on farmlands may be deleterious.  ... 
doi:10.3390/agronomy11061069 fatcat:ycb4qs4vqrcbdp6jlda2ifatmq

Applying autonomy to distributed satellite systems: Trends, challenges, and future prospects

Carles Araguz, Elisenda Bou-Balust, Eduard Alarcón
2018 Systems Engineering  
Mission Planning and Scheduling frameworks (MPS) are then presented as a key component to 1 implement autonomous operations in satellite missions.  ...  In this context, this paper focuses on the motivations for system-level autonomy in DSS and justifies its need as an enabler of system qualities.  ...  With this primitive assumption, they designed a decentralized, on-board planning scheme 610 where satellites predict future interactions based on orbit period information.  ... 
doi:10.1002/sys.21428 fatcat:pcouii6ze5fs5nbuxrswmkme7e

System Requirements and Platform Interfaces

2020 Zenodo  
data in real-time or near.  ...  SW_DC_002 Robot State State of the vehicle at a given time. SW_DC_003 Mission Plan Execution Feedback Feedback for the execute plan command.  ...  Specifications | Sensors | Thermal Camera Partner In Charge INESC TEC Ref HW_Cl_1 Description ASV computer A on board computer will be placed on the ASV to perform real-time data processing, navigation  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.5042770 fatcat:nsont7uefnbixexlxx4zbsasku

The Final Frontier: Deep Learning in Space [article]

Vivek Kothari, Edgar Liberis, Nicholas D. Lane
2020 arXiv   pre-print
We collate various applications of machine learning to space data, such as satellite imaging, and describe how on-device deep learning can meaningfully improve the operation of a spacecraft, such as by  ...  In this work, we identify deep learning in space as one of development directions for mobile and embedded machine learning.  ...  Aakanksha Chowdhery and other anonymous reviewers for their input throughout the submission process for ACM HotMobile 2020.  ... 
arXiv:2001.10362v2 fatcat:4wqslkravnebrilhvhmtsce4ee
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