Fellowship focus: Building a scalable and flexible space network testbed to support the development of communications based on mega-constellations.

Having previously partnered to build the first space network testbed which emulates the changing connectivity provided by a constellation of thousands of satellites – known as SpaceNet – Professor Black and Professor Sastry will collaborate through this Fellowship to expand and improve the facility. This will include running resilience and connectivity tests, and planning joint experiments between Surrey and Virginia Tech. The Fellowship will also explore how mega-constellations might behave in the face of disruptions such as large solar storms or jamming by hostile states.