Evaluation Framework for Cislunar Space Domain Awareness (SDA) Systems
AIR FORCE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB United States
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Cislunar space is of increasing international interest, requiring expansion of existing Space Traffic Management STM functions. This research applies model-based systems engineering MBSE to assess performance and cost of a multiple cislunar SDA systems of systems. The test case architecture consists of a single satellite in an L1 Lyapunov orbit. Detection, track, and cost metrics are developed and physics of cislunar SDA are examined. Solar exclusion angles, solar phase angle, and lunar exclusion angles are play a large role in system performance. Lunar exclusion angles render ground-based observers useless. This research shows high utility for LEO constellations in the synodic plane.
- Unmanned Spacecraft
- Numerical Mathematics
- Theoretical Mathematics