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Visual Navigation For On-Orbit Servicing Missions

Boge, Toralf and Benninghoff, Heike and Tzschichholz, Tristan (2013) Visual Navigation For On-Orbit Servicing Missions. 5th International Conference on Spacecraft Formation Flying Missions and Technologies, 29.-31. Mai 2013, München, Deutschland.

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Increasing complexity and costs of satellite missions promote the idea of looking for opportunities to extend the operational lifetime or to improve the performance of a satellite instead of simply replacing it by a new one. Satellites in orbit can severely be affected by ageing, limited fuel source, or degradation of their hardware components. Also the disposal of spacecraft after the end of lifetime will play a more and more important role in the future, especially, if the involved orbits are of strategic importance. Therefore, satellite on-orbit servicing (OOS) has increasingly caught the interests of both satellite developers and users. One of the critical issues of a satellite on-orbit servicing mission is to ensure a safe and reliable Rendezvous and Docking (RvD) process. DLR is developing new navigation algorithms using standard camera systems and advanced 3D sensor systems like PMD (Photonic Mixing Device). Furthermore DLR has built a new and more advanced RvD simulation facility called EPOS 2.0 (European Proximity Operations Simulator). The facility uses robotic manipulators to generate the relative motion between two satellites and allows full RvD test and simulation capabilities for OOS missions up to a range of 25m.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/87043/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Title:Visual Navigation For On-Orbit Servicing Missions
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Benninghoff, HeikeDLRUNSPECIFIED
Tzschichholz, TristanDLR, Universität WürzburgUNSPECIFIED
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:Rendezvous and Docking, Hardware in the Loop, Visual navigation, On-Orbit Servicing
Event Title:5th International Conference on Spacecraft Formation Flying Missions and Technologies
Event Location:München, Deutschland
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:29.-31. Mai 2013
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 > Space Flight Technology
Deposited By: Benninghoff, Heike
Deposited On:19 Dec 2013 11:12
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:44

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