Multi-agent Architecture for Automating Satellite Control Operations Planning and Execution
Reducing the costs of space operations is an increasing demand which may be achieved by automating the ground segment operations. This work proposes a Multi-Agent Ground-operation Automation architecture named MAGA that aggregates agents responsible for automating the ground segment operation planning and execution. MAGA architecture manages ground resource allocation for multi-satellite tracking, plans the satellite control operations and automates plan execution. For managing the sharing of ground resources, it identifies satellites with time-conflicting visibility periods and reduces the least priority satellite tracking. For the planning process, MAGA architecture analyzes whether a satellite tracking period is sufficient to achieve all the tracking goals and allows the elimination of lesser priority goals in case of insufficient time. The satellite control planning problem is specified in PDDL 2.2 and the satellite control plans generated according to the temporal planning paradigm.
KeywordsSatellite Tracking Planner Agent Satellite Control Tracking Period Executor Agent
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