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EPOS – Using Robotics for RvD Simulation of On-Orbit Servicing Missions

Boge, Toralf and Wimmer, Tilman and Ma, Ou and Tzschichholz, Tristan (2010) EPOS – Using Robotics for RvD Simulation of On-Orbit Servicing Missions. AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference , 02-05. Aug. 2010, Toronto, Kanada.

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Increasing complexity and costs of satellite missions promote the idea of extending the operational lifetime or improving functionalities/performance of a satellite in orbit instead of simply replacing it by a new one. Further, satellites in orbit can severely be affected by aging or degradation of their components and systems as well as by consumption of available resources. These problems may be solved by satellite on-orbit servicing (OOS) missions. One of the critical issues of such a mission is to ensure a safe and reliable Rendezvous and Docking (RvD) operation performed autonomously in space. Due to the high risk associated with an RvD operation, it must be carefully analyzed, simulated and verified in detail before the real space mission can be launched. This paper describes a ground-based hardware-in-the-loop RvD simulation facility. Designed and built on 2-decade experience of RvD experiment and testing, this unique, high-fidelity simulation facility is capable of physically simulating the final approach within 25-meter range and the docking/capture process of an on-orbital servicing mission.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/74383/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech, Paper)
Title:EPOS – Using Robotics for RvD Simulation of On-Orbit Servicing Missions
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Tzschichholz, TristanDLRUNSPECIFIED
Date:2 August 2010
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:Rendezvous, Docking, Simulation, Hardware in the Loop, On-Orbit Servicing
Event Title:AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference
Event Location:Toronto, Kanada
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:02-05. Aug. 2010
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 On-Orbit Servicing - GNC und VR
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Space Operations and Astronaut Training > GSOC-German Space Operations Center
Deposited By: Boge, Toralf
Deposited On:23 Jan 2012 12:36
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:35

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