Project 3.5 Space Weather Control Systems

ARC Training Centre for CubeSats, UAVs & Their Applications

Saber Astronautics sells the Predictive Interactive Groundstation Interface (PIGI), mission control software that combines spacecraft datastreams with world-class data mining to give operational intelligence. The primary drivers of space weather events at Earth are the direction and magnitude of the magnetic field and the ram pressure (density times speed squared) of the solar wind. We will apply Saber’s data-mining techniques to these drivers for known space weather events in order to extract time-lags and changes in the plasma, magnetic field, and energetic particles suitable for operational prediction of space weather effects on satellites. The envisaged result is one or more sellable plug-in modules for PIGI, thereby both addressing the predictability of space weather and producing commercial outputs for Saber. This research links with projects 2.4 and 3.4 as well.

Project Chief / Partner Investigators:
Iver Cairns (Sydney – CI); Jason Held (Saber Astronautics – PI)