Schäfer, B. and Lösch, M. (1999) Simulation of elastic space manipulator dynamics during satellite capturing. EURODYN ´99 The 4th Conference of the European Association for Structural Dynamics, Prague, CZ, 7-10 June 1999.
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Capturing of a non-cooperative, free-floating target satellite in geostationary orbit by means of a robotic-based servicing satellite system is an extremely challenging task involving complex operational mission manoeuvers such as sensor-based rendezvousing, visual inspection, final approach, capturing and stabilization. Intensive simulations of the dynamic interactions between all parts of the complete system, i.e. chaser and target satellite and a flexible manipulator system in between of both, are therefore required in order to evaluate the final approach phase and the capturing strategies and to design the attitude control system (ACS) of the chaser satellite. A multibody system dynamics simulation tool with O(n) formalism including flexible dynamic influences has been used for these tasks. The off- line simulations proved successfully for supporting efficiently the ACS design.
|Document Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)|
|Title:||Simulation of elastic space manipulator dynamics during satellite capturing|
|Page Range:||pp. 1-5|
|Keywords:||Dynamic Simulations, Multibody Systems, Manipulator Deployment, Satellite Capturing|
|Event Title:||EURODYN ´99 The 4th Conference of the European Association for Structural Dynamics, Prague, CZ, 7-10 June 1999|
|HGF - Research field:||Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)|
|HGF - Program:||Space (old)|
|HGF - Program Themes:||W SY - Technik für Raumfahrtsysteme|
|DLR - Research area:||Space|
|DLR - Program:||W SY - Technik für Raumfahrtsysteme|
|DLR - Research theme (Project):||UNSPECIFIED|
|Institutes and Institutions:||Space Operations and Astronaut Training > Hauptabteilung Raumflugmissionen|
|Deposited By:||elib DLR-Beauftragter|
|Deposited On:||16 Sep 2005|
|Last Modified:||14 Jan 2010 17:34|
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