Authors.- Dedication.- Preface.- Chapter 1: Bistatic Synthetic Aperture Radar (Antonia Moccia, Alfredo Renga).- Chapter 2: Multistatic Radar Systems (Lopez-Dekker, Krieger, and Moreira).- Chapter 3: Relative Trajectory Design (D'Errico, Fasano).- Chapter 4: Formation Establishment, Maintenance, and Control (Vadali, Alfriend).- Chapter 5: GPS Based Relative Navigation (Montenbruck, D'Amico).- Chapter 6: Radio frequency-based relative navigation (Maessen, Gill, Grelier, Delpech).- Chapter 7: Vision Based Relative Navigation (Accardo, Fasano, Grassi).- Chapter 8: Autonomy (Iacopino, Palmer).- Chapter 9: Relative Navigation (Horri, Palmer).- Chapter 10: Communication in Distributed Satellite Systems (Schilling, Schmidt).- Chapter 11: Ground station networks for distributed satellite systems (Schmidt, Schilling).- Chapter 12: Overview of Distributed Missions (Daniela-Graziano).- Chapter 13: TanDEM-X (Krieger Et Al).- Chapter 14: Cartwheel (Massonnet).- Chapter 15: Sabrina (Moccia et al).- Chapter 16: Topolec and C-Paras (Sephton, Wishart).- Chapter 17: The Sar Train (Aguttes).- Chapter 18: P-Band Distributed SAR (Fasano et al).- Chapter 19: Grace (Kirschner, Massmann, Steinhoff).- Chapter 20: Next Generation Gravity Mission (Cesare, Sechi).- Chapter 21: Prisma (D'Amico).- Chapter22: Formation for Atmospheric Science and Technology Demonstration (Guo, Maessen, Gill).- Chapter 23: Future Trend, Potential, Risks (D'Errico).- Author Biographies.- Index.
This title analyzes distributed Earth observation missions from different perspectives. In particular, the issues arising when the payloads are distributed on different satellites are considered from both the theoretical and practical points of view. Moreover, the problems of designing, measuring, and controlling relative trajectories are thoroughly presented in relation to theory and applicable technologies. Then, the technological challenges to design satellites able to support such missions are tackled. An ample and detailed description of missions and studies complements the book subject.
A definitive reference in its field, this book provides an extensive description of studies of Earth using remote sensing missions that build on formation flying
Focuses on distributed space missions with application to Earth observation, with special emphasis on radar payloads
Analysis is complemented with a detailed description of the most relevant missions and studies