The international scenario in the space sector is evolving rapidly. Avionic navigation and control technologies will have to be further developed in order to guarantee superior levels of functional precision, reaction times compatible with the high level of energy and speed involved, and autonomous self-diagnostics and management compatible with limited (or no) human-machine interaction. The intention, therefore, is to continue with the development and validation of enabling technologies for:
Autonomous GNC systems for launch and re-entry missions;
Dedicated cooperative control systems for mini and micro satellites.
The following are being developed in relation to the roadmap for Airspace Access Systems:
Tools for simulation of systems in unchartered environments;
Techniques for development and validation of Robust/adaptive control systems;
Sensor fusion for navigation and precision control;
Tool for Autonomous Decision Making,
as well as:
GNCs for space systems of variable configuration;
Re-Entry, Descent & Landing of high energy systems;
Hazard detection and management;
Autonomous Multiple Satellite Management.