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The Satellite Stem Cell Architecture

Erlank, AO and Bridges, Christopher (2016) The Satellite Stem Cell Architecture In: 2016 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (IEEE SSCI 2016), 2016-12-06 - 2016-12-09, Athens, Greece.

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Low-cost satellites continue to grow in popularity and capability, but have shown poor on-orbit performance to date. While traditional satellite missions have relied upon expensive fault prevention techniques, such as component screening, the use of radiation hardened components, and extensive test campaigns, low-cost missions must focus on fault tolerance, instead. This paper describes a novel, fault-tolerant system architecture, named Satellite Stem Cells. The Satellite Stem Cell Architecture, which is based on artificial cells, evolved from research into traditional reliability theory, bio-inspired engineering, and agentbased computing. Traditional reliability theory points towards k-out-of-n architectures for their superior reliability, while cell biology demonstrates how to build extremely multifunctional subsystems. Finally, agent computing provides a solution for facilitating the cooperation of a set of autonomous cells in a peer-to-peer environment. This paper describes the development of the architecture, details the artificial cell design, and gives preliminary implementation details

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Conference Paper)
Subjects : Electronic Engineering
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering > Surrey Space Centre
Authors :
Erlank, AO
Date : 2016
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 11 Nov 2016 08:32
Last Modified : 21 Sep 2018 09:53

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