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STRaND-2: Visual Inspection, Proximity Operations & Nanosatellite Docking

Bridges, CP, Taylor, B, Horri, N, Underwood, CI, Kenyon, S, Barrera-Ars, J, Pryce, L and Bird, R STRaND-2: Visual Inspection, Proximity Operations & Nanosatellite Docking In: IEEE/AIAA Aerospace Conference 2013, 2013-03-02 - 2013-03-09, Big Sky, MT USA.

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The Surrey Training Research and Nanosatellite Demonstrator (STRaND) programme has been success in identifying and creating a leading low-cost nanosatellite programme with advanced attitude and orbit control system (AOCS) and experimental computing platforms based on smart-phone technologies. The next demonstration capabilities, that provide a challenging mission to the existing STRaND platform, is to perform visual inspection, proximity operations and nanosatellite docking. Visual inspection is to be performed using a COTS LIDAR system to estimate range and pose under 100 m. Proximity operations are controlled using a comprehensive guidance, navigation and control (GNC) loop in a polar form of the Hills Clohessy Wiltshire (HCW) frame including J2 perturbations. And finally, nanosatellite docking is performed at under 30 cm using a series of tuned magnetic coils. This paper will document the initial experiments and calculations used to qualify LIDAR components, size the mission thrust and tank requirements, and air cushion table demonstrations of the docking mechanism.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Conference Paper)
Authors :
Bridges, CP
Taylor, B
Horri, N
Underwood, CI
Kenyon, S
Barrera-Ars, J
Pryce, L
Bird, R
Uncontrolled Keywords : CubeSat, Satellite, Space, Kinect, LIDAR, Docking, Formation Flying, Picosatellite
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 28 Mar 2017 13:47
Last Modified : 31 Oct 2017 15:03

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