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Swarms of Femtosats for Synthetic Aperture Applications

Chung, Soon-Jo and Hadaegh, F. Y. (2011) Swarms of Femtosats for Synthetic Aperture Applications. In: 4th international conference on spacecraft formation flying missions and technologies (SFFMT), May 18-20, 2011, St. Hubert, Quebec.

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The Silicon Wafer Integrated Femtosatellites (SWIFT) Swarm Project presents a new paradigm-shifting definition of spacecraft technology that can enable flight of swarms of fully capable femtosats. One of the most important applications of SWIFT is a distributed aperture array. New swarm Golay array configurations are introduced and shown to dramatically increase the effective diameter derived from optical performance metrics. A system cost analysis based on this comparison justifies deploying a large number of spacecraft for sparse aperture applications.

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Additional Information:© 2011 California Institute of Technology. The research was carried out in part at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under a contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Government sponsorship acknowledged.
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