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Rendezvous GNC-System for Autonomous Orbital Servicing of Uncooperative Targets

Rems, Florian and Risse, Eicke-Alexander and Benninghoff, Heike (2017) Rendezvous GNC-System for Autonomous Orbital Servicing of Uncooperative Targets. 10th International ESA Conference on Guidance, Navigation & Control, 29. May - 02. June, Salzburg, Austria.

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The immediate future holds new challenges for spaceflight in general, and rendezvous GNC systems in particular. Space debris removal, in-orbit satellite maintenance and repair, or in-orbit assembly - all these On-Orbit Servicing (OOS) scenarios demand a reliable and safe relative approach to a so called uncooperative target object. There is no communications with this target, no precise information about its position or status and no attitude stabilization. Rendezvous is possible only by using visual relative navigation based on optical sensors. GSOC's OOS group is developing an advanced rendezvous GNC system as a research platform, for coping with these challenges. This paper describes the rendezvous GNC system and its interacting components. This includes sensors, pose estimation algorithms, navigation filter, guidance and control functions. The system's operation within the EPOS simulation environment is shown. This environment provides a high fidelity robotic Hardware-in-the-Loop simulator for the final 20 meters of rendezvous manoeuvres. With the GNC system, it carries real sensor hardware and a true-to-scale target mockup with realistic surface materials. Finally, the paper outlines the GNC system's role in the current DLR project "On-Orbit Servicing End-to-End Simulation", and concludes with the GNC system's current status and future work.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/112587/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Rendezvous GNC-System for Autonomous Orbital Servicing of Uncooperative Targets
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Rems, FloriandlrUNSPECIFIED
Risse, Eicke-AlexanderdlrUNSPECIFIED
Benninghoff, HeikedlrUNSPECIFIED
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:On-Orbit Servicing, Autonomous Rendezvous Navigation, GNC
Event Title:10th International ESA Conference on Guidance, Navigation & Control
Event Location:Salzburg, Austria
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:29. May - 02. June
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 - Projekt OOS-E2E (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Space Operations and Astronaut Training > Space Flight Technology
Deposited By: Rems, Florian
Deposited On:06 Jun 2017 09:39
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 20:09

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