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dc.contributor.advisorHolzinger, Marcus J.
dc.contributor.authorDegraw, Christopher F.
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-31T18:17:14Z
dc.date.available2018-05-31T18:17:14Z
dc.date.created2018-05
dc.date.issued2018-04-30
dc.date.submittedMay 2018
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/59942
dc.description.abstractGiven the plans for satellite mega-constellations, there is a lack of rigorously tested operations and control methods for constellations larger than 30 to 50 spacecraft. The purpose of this thesis is to propose the principles behind a robust, modular, and scalable system able to provide software-in-the-loop (SWIL) and hardware-in-the-loop (HWIL) simulation capabilities for the advancement of formation and constellation system Technology Readiness Levels (TRL). Additionally, this thesis will develop a first generation system demonstrating these principles called Constellation Simulation on a Massive Scale, or COSMoS. The preliminary goals of COSMoS are to 1) simulate multiple or more satellites in a constellation to demonstrate scalable capability; and 2) connect to external hardware devices in real-time to demonstrate HWIL capability. The simulation framework behind COSMoS is the Multi-Agent Distributed Network Simulator, or MADNS. MADNS is a real-time hardware-in-the-loop (RT-HWIL) simulator capable of communicating with independent agents and external hardware and software elements. This framework will encapsulate the COSMoS simulation but will be designed to work with any multi-agent network simulation designed within the constraints of the MADNS API. This thesis will show the results of the preliminary development of both MADNS and COSMoS and will present a direction for the further development of both a satellite constellation simulator and general real-time hardware-in-the-loop simulators.
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dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technology
dc.subjectSimulation
dc.subjectHardware in the loop
dc.subjectSoftware in the loop
dc.subjectSatellite constellations
dc.subjectMassive scale simulation
dc.subjectReal-time simulation
dc.titleA scalable hardware-in-the-Loop simulation for satellite constellations and other multi-agent networks
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeM.S.
dc.contributor.departmentAerospace Engineering
thesis.degree.levelMasters
dc.contributor.committeeMemberGunter, Brian
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSearcy, Jason
dc.date.updated2018-05-31T18:17:14Z


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