Optimizing Flower Constellations for Global Coverage Conference Paper uri icon


  • In this paper, the GDOP-optimal Flower Constellations using evolutionary methods, for a given number of satellites, or more generally, for a given set of Flower Constellation parameters is obtained. As a measure of optimality we use the maximum value of the GDOP over a large number of uniformly distributed points on the Earth during the time needed for the constellation to return to its initial pattern. The search space constellations includes eccentric orbits. 2012 by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc.

name of conference

  • AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference

published proceedings

  • AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference

author list (cited authors)

  • Casanova, D., Avendano, M., & Mortari, D.

citation count

  • 5

complete list of authors

  • Casanova, Daniel||Avendano, Martin||Mortari, Daniele

publication date

  • January 2012