Journal of Systems Engineering and Electronics ›› 2014, Vol. 25 ›› Issue (5): 811-821.doi: 10.1109/JSEE.2014.00094

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Improved algorithms to plan missions for agile earth observation satellites

Huicheng Hao1,2, Wei Jiang1, and Yijun Li1,*   

  1. 1. Research Center of Information Management and Information Systems, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001, China;
    2. School of Engineering, Northeast Agricultural University, Harbin 150030, China
  • Online:2014-10-23 Published:2010-01-03


This study concentrates on management problems of the new generation of the agile earth observation satellite (AEOS). AEOS is a key study object in many countries because of its many advantages over non-agile satellites. Hence, the mission planning and scheduling of AEOS is a popular research problem. This research investigates AEOS characteristics and establishes a mission planning model based on the working principle and constraints of AEOS as per analysis. To solve the scheduling issue of AEOS, several improved algorithms are developed. Simulation results suggest that these algorithms are effective.