Physically distributed control for space (2) / swarm intelligence in space

With the YETE2/SIW technology, physically distributed systems are designed and implemented in a way never achieved before. For the data management system, including control, there will be no physical boundaries between the individuals involved. All together form a collective, a single system consisting of components in both the space segment and the ground segment. Based on this, there will then be a global control system and a global data management system.


Project Description

YETE2/SIW creates a “distributed” (moving and flying) robot. Usually you have a robot that physically consists of one piece or several such individuals working together. A SIW system, on the other hand, is a (global) robot which consists of several individuals, but which are only physically distributed. Each individual consists of several internal avionics components that are networked by radio. These are, for example, sensors, actuators, computers or mass storage devices. These are available to the global system without differentiating on which individual they are physically mounted. The radio waves do not stop at the physical boundaries of the individual. All individuals merge into one system, with each avionics element being able to reach each othe directly. Computing power and mass storage capacity are no longer a private resource of the individuals, but are globally available to the entire system. Unused computing power in the device front-ends is also globally available. Ground segment and space segment are also to merge.




Supported by the Space Management of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) with funds from the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi) based on a resolution of the German Bundestag. Funding code: 50RP1712


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