Autonomous Onboard system for small LEO satellites capable of scheduling Inter-Satellite data comms with GEO data relay satellite.


As a component of Challenge 2, it is proposed an autonomous on-board system for small satellites in the LEO. The on-board module would autonomously schedule Inter-Satellite Link with the nearest available GEO satellite considering the dynamic link traffic at the GEO satellite end. “Scheduling” includes all aspects of the data link, from antenna pointing to the most efficient uplink.