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A mission-oriented orbit design method of remote sensing satellite for region monitoring mission based on evolutionary algorithm
Author(s): Xin Shen; Jing Zhang; Huang Yao
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Paper Abstract

Remote sensing satellites play an increasingly prominent role in environmental monitoring and disaster rescue. Taking advantage of almost the same sunshine condition to same place and global coverage, most of these satellites are operated on the sun-synchronous orbit. However, it brings some problems inevitably, the most significant one is that the temporal resolution of sun-synchronous orbit satellite can’t satisfy the demand of specific region monitoring mission. To overcome the disadvantages, two methods are exploited: the first one is to build satellite constellation which contains multiple sunsynchronous satellites, just like the CHARTER mechanism has done; the second is to design non-predetermined orbit based on the concrete mission demand. An effective method for remote sensing satellite orbit design based on multiobjective evolution algorithm is presented in this paper. Orbit design problem is converted into a multi-objective optimization problem, and a fast and elitist multi-objective genetic algorithm is utilized to solve this problem. Firstly, the demand of the mission is transformed into multiple objective functions, and the six orbit elements of the satellite are taken as genes in design space, then a simulate evolution process is performed. An optimal resolution can be obtained after specified generation via evolution operation (selection, crossover, and mutation). To examine validity of the proposed method, a case study is introduced: Orbit design of an optical satellite for regional disaster monitoring, the mission demand include both minimizing the average revisit time internal of two objectives. The simulation result shows that the solution for this mission obtained by our method meet the demand the users’ demand. We can draw a conclusion that the method presented in this paper is efficient for remote sensing orbit design.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 December 2015
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9811, MIPPR 2015: Multispectral Image Acquisition, Processing, and Analysis, 981104 (17 December 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2205226
Show Author Affiliations
Xin Shen, Collaborative Innovation Ctr. of Geospatial Technology (China)
Wuhan Univ. (China)
Jing Zhang, Wuhan Univ. (China)
Huang Yao, Central China Normal Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9811:
MIPPR 2015: Multispectral Image Acquisition, Processing, and Analysis
Jinxue Wang; Zhiguo Cao; Jayaram K. Udupa; Henri Maître, Editor(s)

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