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Hardware-in-the-loop Rendezvous Simulation using a Vision Based Sensor

Boge , Toralf and Benninghoff , Heike and Tzschichholz, Tristan (2011) Hardware-in-the-loop Rendezvous Simulation using a Vision Based Sensor. 8th International ESA Conference on Guidance, Navigation & Control Systems, 05.-10. Jun. 2010, Karlsbad, Tschechien.

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Abstract

One of the critical issues of a satellite On-Orbit Servicing (OOS) mission is to ensure a safe and reliable Rendezvous and Docking (RvD) process. This most risky part of the mission must be carefully analyzed, simulated and verified before the mission can be launched. This paper focuses on the utilization of the new RvD simulation facility called EPOS 2.0 (European Proximity Operations Simulator) to establish a hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation of a close-range rendezvous process. As navigation sensor a monocular camera is used to measure the relative position and orientation of a mock-up of a Geo-stationary target satellite. A new developed image processing algorithm tracks the outer edges of the satellite body under different illumination conditions. The complex software functionality for relative guidance, navigation and control (GNC) and for the satellite dynamics is developed under Matlab/Simulink environment and auto-coded with Real Time Workshop.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/74406/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech, Paper)
Title:Hardware-in-the-loop Rendezvous Simulation using a Vision Based Sensor
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Boge , ToralfDLRUNSPECIFIED
Benninghoff , HeikeDLRUNSPECIFIED
Tzschichholz, TristanDLRUNSPECIFIED
Date:5 June 2011
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:Rendezvous, Docking, vision based sensor, camera navigation, hardware in the loop, simulation
Event Title:8th International ESA Conference on Guidance, Navigation & Control Systems
Event Location:Karlsbad, Tschechien
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:05.-10. Jun. 2010
Organizer:ESA
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 12:30
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:35

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