A multi-agent payload management approach for femtosatellite applications
Tutor / director / evaluatorTristancho Martínez, Joshua
Document typeMaster thesis
Rights accessOpen Access
The reduction in size of electronic components makes feasible really small satellites like Femtosatellites with are less than 100 grams of mass. The main advantage of this kind of satellite is the multipoint of view when they work as swarm or a inside a constellation. The complexity of these kind of network sensors in addition to the low power and low size requires a good strategy of management that we want to present in this work. The paradigm of agent management consists of a single point high quality point of view and multipoint low quality point of view where the switching for the selected point of view is done externally to the network or done by a basic law. This approach allow a good optimization of the bandwidth instead of streaming every points of view in high quality. At the same time, this approach allows a task distribution in the network where there is only one acquiring agent, one transmitting agent and the rest of agents working as a node agent.