Spacecraft Informatics is the application of information system and information theory in the design, development and operation of spacecraft. Spacecraft is a complex system which involves the integration of hardware and software systems, it requires information modeling, simulation, optimization and decision support methods and techniques. Informatics can be used to represent in-orbit spacecraft, satellites, space-stations of any types in deep-space exploration missions from ground control, user payload, space weather and conditions, remote sensing and telemetry, and many more spaceflight missions and activities of designing, forecasting, planning and control. The motivation of this Special Issue is to conduct research into the area of spacecraft informatics with the goal of directly contributing to the present and future space exploration and spacecraft development.
The special issue aims to discuss the following potential topics but not limited to:
- Deep-space exploration and technology
- Space systems: modeling, simulation and optimization
- Decision Support System (DSS) and Knowledge Management System (KMS) in spacecraft informatics
- Information architectures for spacecraft design and development
- Autonomous agents and robots
- Orbit tracking and control
- Vision-aided system and navigation system for spacecraft
- Spacecraft resilience, security, reliability and redundancy
- Big data and telematics applications for spacecraft control
- Risk and damage assessment and control
- Internet-of-Things (IoT), sensors, data fusion theory and applications
- Deep learning and Neural Networks
- Spacecraft applications of Artificial Intelligences (AI) and Expert Systems (ES)
- Spacecraft energy managements and performance measurements
- Economic, human, environmental and legal aspects of spacecraft informatics
Original papers describing completed and unpublished work not currently under review by any other journal/magazine/conference/workshop are solicited. Previously published conference/ symposia/ workshop papers or technical reports MUST be clearly clarified by the authors (at the submission stage) and an explanation should be provided how such papers have been extended to be considered for this special issue.
Prospective authors should submit via the submission site of Enterprise Information Systems. Submitting authors must answer ‘Yes’ to a question of “Is this submission for a special issue?” and then select “Spacecraft Informatics” from the drop-down menu.
- Principal Guest Editor: KL Yung, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Guest Editor: LD Xu, Old Dominion University and Shanghai Jiao Tong University (email@example.com)
- Guest Editor: Chris Zhang, University of Saskatchewan (firstname.lastname@example.org)