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Wireless Compose - Communication and positioning network in ISS and Antarctic Greenhouse

Philpot, Claudia and Drobczyk, Martin and Strowik, Christian and Düvel, Catherin Fiona (2019) Wireless Compose - Communication and positioning network in ISS and Antarctic Greenhouse. In: IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC. 2019 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), 15. Apr -18. Apr. 2019, Marrakesh, Marokko. doi: 10.1109/WCNC.2019.8885780. ISBN 978-1-5386-7646-2. ISSN 1558-2612.

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Official URL: https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8885780


This paper describes the efforts required for the precursor mission Wireless Compose (WICO), a sensing and positioning experiment, which is operated in the Columbus module of the International Space Station (ISS). Moreover, a Ground Reference Model is deployed in the Evolution & Design of Environmentally closed Nutrion-Sources (EDEN) laboratory in Antarctica by German Aerospace Centre (DLR). It evaluates also agriculture/vertical farming concepts in human spaceflight. WICOs main objective is the deployment of a wireless sensor network for sensor data acquisition and the demonstration of positioning capabilities on the ISS. The wireless sensor network (WSN) is based on impulse radio - ultra wideband (IR-UWB) in the physical layer, which also allows time-of-flight measurements between two special locations. The utilization of wireless technologies in space habitats provides a great potential for several kinds of applications, decreasing the harness complexity and providing easier access for installation as well as maintenance tasks. For this reason, WICO also uses energy harvesting from internal light sources to drive the sensor modules thus allowing maintenance-free operation. The paper describes the hardware design, the operational concept and aspects of applied quality and safety requirements for Human Spaceflight. Finally, the status is presented with a focus on the analysis of different applications on Earth and in space for the implementation of wireless sensor networks in order to help and to identify new applications for future space missions.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/133200/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Wireless Compose - Communication and positioning network in ISS and Antarctic Greenhouse
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Drobczyk, MartinUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-8109-5926UNSPECIFIED
Düvel, Catherin FionaUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-3612-2785UNSPECIFIED
Date:31 October 2019
Journal or Publication Title:IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:Wireless Sensor Network; WICO; Wireless Compose; Human spaceflight; ISS; IR-UWB; positioning; tracking; Energy harvesting, EDEN ISS
Event Title:2019 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC)
Event Location:Marrakesh, Marokko
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:15. Apr -18. Apr. 2019
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Transportation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R RP - Space Transportation
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Raumfahrzeugsysteme - Konzepte und Entwurf (old)
Location: Bremen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Systems > Avionics Systems
Institute of Space Systems > Quality Management
Institute of Space Systems > System Analysis Space Segment
Deposited By: Drobczyk, Martin
Deposited On:07 Jan 2020 10:06
Last Modified:08 Jan 2020 10:07

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