DFKI-X: A Novel, Compact and Highly Integrated Robotics Joint for Space Applications
Roland Sonsalla, Hendrik Hanff, Patrick Schöberl, Tobias Stark, Niklas Alexander Mulsow
In Proceedings of the 17th European Space Mechanisms and Tribology Symposium, (ESMATS-2017), 20.9.-22.9.2017, Hatfield, ESMATS, 2017. ISBN: 978-90-827435-0-0.
Within this paper we present the electro-mechanical and control software development of a highly integrated robotic joint. We are giving insight in the selection of mechanical and electrical components and their evaluation with respect to a LEO mission. Apart from laboratory tests and initial radiation tests, further environmental tests are plannedto qualify the system in the near future. 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