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The AVANTI Experiment: Flight Results

Gaias, Gabriella and Ardaens, Jean-Sébastien and Schultz, Christian (2017) The AVANTI Experiment: Flight Results. 10th International ESA Conference on Guidance, Navigation & Control Systems, 29 May - 02 Jun 2017, Salzburg, Austria.

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Abstract

This paper presents the in-orbit performance of the spaceborne guidance navigation and control system which enabled the AVANTI experiment, a technological demonstration conducted by the German Aerospace Center in autumn 2016. AVANTI proved the viability to perform far- to close range autonomous proximity operations with respect to a noncooperative flying object using only optical angle measurements. Within AVANTI, the Earth-observation BIROS satellite played the role of a chaser spacecraft, which autonomously approached down to circa 50 m of inter-satellite distance the BEESAT-4 picosatellite, simply using a head of its star-tracker as monocular camera.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/112652/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:The AVANTI Experiment: Flight Results
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Gaias, Gabrielladlr/gsocUNSPECIFIED
Ardaens, Jean-Sébastiendlr/gsocUNSPECIFIED
Schultz, Christiandlr/osUNSPECIFIED
Date:June 2017
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:Debris removal, Noncooperative Rendezvous, Angles-Only Navigation, Autonomy, AVANTI
Event Title:10th International ESA Conference on Guidance, Navigation & Control Systems
Event Location:Salzburg, Austria
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:29 May - 02 Jun 2017
Organizer:European Space Agency
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Technology
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R SY - Technik für Raumfahrtsysteme
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Infrastruktur und Unterstützung für Raumflugbetrieb
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Space Operations and Astronaut Training
Deposited By: Gaias, Gabriella
Deposited On:27 Jun 2017 17:06
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 20:10

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