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Simulation Environment for the Rendezvous Path and Abort Trajectory of ADReS-A

Peters, Susanne and Schöpplein, Matthias and Förstner, Roger and Fiedler, Hauke (2016) Simulation Environment for the Rendezvous Path and Abort Trajectory of ADReS-A. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), Long Beach, California, USA.

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The threat of space debris to operational satellites is a growing concern for satellite op- erators. Large objects with high collision probability, e.g. rocket bodies and non-functional satellites on highly frequented orbits, form hereby the largest source for the debris’ increase in number. Various ideas on how to remove those objects have been proposed, always point- ing out, that the handling of an uncooperative target comes with many difficulties. Being in close vicinity, the spacecraft relies on its on-board sensors to calculate relative position and velocity. A flawless connection to ground control cannot be ensured and is, moreover, time consuming, which creates the need for high-level autonomy and on-board processing of the spacecraft. The idea of implementing autonomy in spacecraft in general has been followed for some time, however, requirements for a specific implementation need to be de- rived from a designated mission architecture. Therefore, this paper introduces the concept of ADReS-A, short for Autonomous Debris Removal Satellite #A, its mission architecture and a first approach of how to visualize the rendezvous path of the satellite and the abort in case of a failure. The simulation shall serve as a testbed for the coming autonomy and is based on the sensor data of ADReS-A, derived from the spacecraft preliminary design, also presented briefly within this work.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/109843/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Simulation Environment for the Rendezvous Path and Abort Trajectory of ADReS-A
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Peters, Susanneuniversität der bundeswehr münchenUNSPECIFIED
Schöpplein, Matthiasuniversität der bundeswehr münchenUNSPECIFIED
Förstner, Rogeruniversität der bundeswehr münchenUNSPECIFIED
Fiedler, HaukeHauke.Fiedler (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:Space debris, active debris removal, autonomy
Event Title:American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
Event Location:Long Beach, California, USA
Event Type:international Conference
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space System Technology
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R SY - Space System Technology
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Aufbau und Aktualisierung eines DLR-Katalogs für Raumfahrtrückstande (Space Debris) (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Space Operations and Astronaut Training > Space Flight Technology
Deposited By: Fiedler, Dr. Hauke
Deposited On:20 Dec 2016 11:05
Last Modified:20 Dec 2016 11:05

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