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Ant-based Mission Planning: Two Examples

Ntagiou, Evridiki V., Iacopino, Claudio, Policella, Nicola, Armellin, Roberto and Donati, Alessandro (2018) Ant-based Mission Planning: Two Examples In: 2018 SpaceOps Conference, 28 May - 01 Jun 2018, Marseille, France.

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The Earth Observation market is growing rapidly, along with the missions' complexity. Therefore, automated Mission Planning systems are being designed, allowing for operators to simply specify their intentions on a high level. In this paper, we propose an auto- mated Mission Planning System based on the ants' foraging mechanism and apply it to two different mission planning problems, from an Earth Imaging and a Data Relay mission, investigating the system's ability to be generalised. We compare the planning process for the two problems and generalise on the type of planning problems the system can address.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Conference Paper)
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering
Authors :
Ntagiou, Evridiki
Iacopino, Claudio
Policella, Nicola
Donati, Alessandro
Date : 1 June 2018
DOI : 10.2514/6.2018-2498
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2018 The Authors. Published by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc.
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 08 Jun 2018 07:25
Last Modified : 16 Jan 2019 19:11

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