COLLABORATION SHOWS THE SCOTTISH SPACE SECTOR IS OUT OF THIS WORLD

What do birds and human brains have in common with future space missions? They are complex and dynamic systems. Indeed, Scottish scientists plan to use algorithms originally developed for the study of human brains and starling flocks and apply them to help design, build and operate complex networks of satellites.

How to understand and manage a flock of satellites, might be a good way to think of it. Academics at the University of Strathclydeexternal link which will open in a new window are collaborating with fast-growing Glasgow-based AAC Clyde Spaceexternal link which will open in a new window. Together, they have developed software tools and algorithms to inform design, help reduce build costs and make systems easier to operate.

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