AI Probe for Interstellar colonisation and exploration
This is a concept based on Andreas Hein's scientific paper "Artificial Intelligence Probes for Interstellar
Exploration and Colonization ".
Shield to protect the AI probe from high speed particles during %c speed interstellar transits, as well as particles from the local star.
Artificial intelligence probe in deployed state, note how the heat dissipation radiators follow the inverse square law ( decay of irradiance ) as it gets further away from the heat source ( circular AI payload )
The probe in it's folded state during travel, ( note that R(shield) > R(probe) )
The probe would need to operate as close as possible to the star in order to maximize solar panel power ==> more power for computation.
This concept based on Andreas Hein's upcoming paper "Artificial Intelligence Probes for Interstellar
Exploration and Colonization " made it to the cover of Principium ; a scientific publication about all things interstellar.