Distributed FlatSats Phase 1: Use Case Scoping and Infrastructure Feasibility Study


Project Leader: Joon Wayn Choong, University of New South Wales

Participants: University of New South Wales, University of Sydney, Aurora Space Cluster Pty Ltd

This project shall investigate the user needs, technical options for, and technical feasibility of infrastructure for hosting Distributed FlatSats (DFS).

The DFS Infrastructure, to be prototyped in a follow-on project, would be a distributed simulation testbed for satellite equipment and software making use of internet connections between various items of user hardware and software. The DFS infrastructure design would be optimised for space start-ups and developers of small spacecraft in general, and it would be capable of supporting developmental testing of multiple different satellite mission

This research project will include a literature review, interviews with Aurora Startup Cluster members, generation of a preliminary set of design specifications for a Proof-of-Concept (PoC) of the DFS infrastructure and validation of the PoC design with potential users.