Advanced terrestrial and celestial missions under spatial grasp technology
- Aeronautics and Aerospace Open Access Journal
Peter Simon Sapaty
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The 21st century has an increasing activity in exploration of both Earth and beyond, also growing demands to local and global security, which will require advanced ground, air, and space operations. Many have to be distributed, cooperative, flexible, self-recovering, global goal-oriented, automated up to fully automatic, etc., with massive use of unmanned components. The latest version of high-level Spatial Grasp model and Technology (SGT) will be described which can effectively simulate, create, and manage large evolving infrastructures in both terrestrial and celestial environments. The technology can be readily implemented with communicating copies of its basic Spatial Grasp Language (SGL) installed in millions to billions of copies on Earth and in outer space, allowing us to observe and manage the whole world. Different kinds of space activity with current and planned missions are being investigated for SGT’s applicability, including space surveillance networks, satellite and space communications, satellite Internet access, remote sensing satellites for digital earth, air traffic control, space and ground based instrumentation, ambitious plans to launch hundreds of new small satellites for different purposes, and others. Detailed investigations and concrete examples of effective use of SGT for parallel and distributed simulation, management and control will be provided for the following areas: a) Evolving space economy covering the area from Earth and up to Cislunar space, Mars, and beyond, which may bring significant strategic and global economic benefits for the whole mankind; b) Advanced space robotics with integration of AI technologies into space systems and collective behavior of multiple swarmed satellites; c) Global security on Earth and in space under the Space Development Agency’s Next-Generation Space Architecture, with numerous satellites to be launched and multilayered space infrastructure created; d) Global missile defense, with tracking hypersonic threats from space, also arming satellites with lasers to shoot down missiles. The described global simulation and management approach, with its resultant parallel and distributed simulation and management technology, radically differs from traditional parts-to-whole, agents based, and interoperability principles and models, by offering dynamic holistic structural and spatial solutions which are more compact and powerful than with other approaches.
Spatial Grasp Technology, hypersonic, space robotics, control models, navigation