Human brain controls satellite experiment successfully completed!

    Brain-Controlled Satellite

    Brain-Computer Interface Executes Control Commands

    Onboard Payload Application Control

    Video Recording and Transmission

    Satellite Testing and Control

    Satellite Management


    Brain-Controlled Satellite Experiment Architecture Diagram


    This time, the brain-controlled satellite experiment successfully!

    The experiment on brain-controlled satellite carried out various functional tests, including payload application control, video shooting and transmission, satellite measurement and control, and management.

    The experiment first used pre-trained AI models to extract cognitive information from EEG signals and completed the mapping from cognitive information to satellite services based on reinforcement learning algorithms. Then, by calling the service interface, the mapping results were transmitted to the TianSuan constellation server, and the ground station completed the satellite measurement and control command conversion according to the content of the actual service supply. Finally, the ground station encapsulated the satellite application control meta-language into the uplink remote control command and sent it to the BUPT-1 cloud-native satellite to interpret the control meta-language, thus completing the command execution.

    By overcoming the key technologies such as encapsulation of cognitive ability through brain-machine interfaces, mapping of satellite services, satellite service measurement and control, protocol proxy for inter-satellite and ground links, and payload application management based on lightweight containers, the TianSuan constellation platform has achieved end-to-end support for satellite applications, making new measurement and control methods such as brain-machine interfaces possible.

    Images taken by the brain-controlled camera during the testing of "BUPT-1" satellite.


    "BUPT-1" Measurement and Control Log Record.



    From January 30th to February 4th, Professor Wang Shangguang's team from the School of Computer Science at Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications conducted multiple tests to control the "BUPT-1" satellite using a simple brain-machine device. North China University students participating in the experiment controlled the cloud-native satellite "BUPT-1" with their brain "thoughts" through a simple brain-machine device at home using the Internet, and the test was successfully completed!

    The success of the human brain-controlled satellite experiment demonstrates that the TianSuan constellation platform has the ability to access and control satellites through brain-machine interfaces. Currently, the TianSuan constellation platform is built based on a complete cloud-native technology stack, achieving interconnectivity between satellite applications and the ground Internet in data, signal interaction, measurement and control, and other aspects. Its end-to-end control function of satellite-ground integration ensures the successful realization of brain-controlled satellites.

    With the explosive growth of global low-orbit constellations, ensuring the normal operation of satellites and the smooth operation of businesses has become a major challenge for satellite measurement and control systems. Traditional satellite measurement and control technology requires massive investment and has low automation, which cannot meet the requirements of the new development trend of large-scale giant constellations for measurement, control, and management capabilities. As the first main star of the "TianSuan constellation", the successful brain-controlled satellite experiment of the "Bupt-1" satellite fully demonstrates the flexibility and scalability of the cloud-native technology system adopted by the "TianSuan constellation" platform in satellite measurement and control. It also provides a new potential technological reference for future new satellite measurement and control and management models.