Autonomous Rendezvous and Docking for Space Debris Mitigation-UF

Launch vehicles are nonlinear dynamic systems that require skill to maneuver in tight spaces as required for docking and berthing maneuvers (DBMs). This problem is akin to the difficult task of parallel parking for ground vehicles. However, whereas the latter task can be based on a simple kinematic model, DBMs for space vehicles require the use of more complex dynamic models due to the need to model the less precise actuators (e.g., thrusters) and to explicitly consider the inertia of the vehicle due to the lack of friction or environmental resistance.


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  • Accession Number: 01678205
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Federal Aviation Administration Center of Excellence for Commercial Space Transportation
  • Files: RIP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 22 2018 1:02PM