Journal of Systems Engineering and Electronics ›› 2020, Vol. 31 ›› Issue (5): 871-883.doi: 10.23919/JSEE.2020.000067

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Design, analysis and optimization of random access inter-satellite ranging system

Xiaoyi XU(), Chunhui WANG*(), Zhonghe JIN()   

  • Received:2019-11-18 Online:2020-10-30 Published:2020-10-30
  • Contact: Chunhui WANG;;
  • About author:XU Xiaoyi was born in 1997. She received her B.E. degree from Shanghai University. She is a Ph.D. candidate of the Micro-Satellite Research Center, Zhejiang University. Her research interests include inter-satellite ranging, satellite network, and satellite constellation design. E-mail:|WANG Chunhui was born in 1983. He received his B.E. and Ph.D. degrees from Zhejiang University in 2004 and 2009 respectively. Now he is an associate professor of Zhejiang University. His research interests include analog transponder and high accuracy inter-satellite ranging system. E-mail:|JIN Zhonghe was born in 1970. He received his Ph.D. degree from Zhejiang University in 1998. Now he is a professor of School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Zhejiang University. His research interests include microsatellite and formation technology, micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) and satellite measurement and control communication technology. E-mail:
  • Supported by:
    the National Natural Science Foundation of China(61525403);This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (61525403)


In this paper, a random access inter-satellite ranging (RAISR) system is designed. The ranging accuracy is optimized by an algorithm to greatly improve the ranging accuracy. This paper verifies the feasibility of the RAISR system through a series of theoretical analysis, numerical simulation, hardware system design and testing. The research work brings the solution to the design and accuracy optimization problem of the RAISR system, which eliminates the main error caused by the satellite dynamic characteristics and frequency source drift of the RAISR system. The accuracy of the measurement system has been significantly improved.

Key words: satellite ranging, random access, distributed network