Design and Environmental Testing of the DFKI-X Robotics Joint for Space Applications
Niklas A. Mulsow, Roland Sonsalla, Patrick Schöberl, Tobias Stark, Frank Kirchner
In Proceedings of the 19th European Space Mechanisms and Tribology Symposium (ESMATS), (ESMATS), 20.9.-24.9.2021, online, n.n., Sep/2021. ESA.
Within this paper we present the electro-mechanical development
and testing of a highly integrated robotic joint.
We are giving insight in the design of mechanical and
electrical components and their evaluation with respect
to a LEO mission. Furthermore, the model philosophy is
described to adapt a joint, originally developed for terrestrial
robots, to space qualification. The result is a novel
and compact motor unit with integrated control electronics
for space applications.
Robotic Joint, Space Actuator, Driving Unit, Driver Electronic, New Space.