The main goal of INVERITAS is the prototypic realization of a broad-spectrum rendezvous and docking (RvD) system All fundamental technologies necessary to engineer a satellite that can dock to other satellites in orbit will be developed. Lunar landing scenarios will also be simulated.
Primary tasks of the DFKI RIC during the INVERITAS project will be the development of a long-distance movement simulation system (LMSS) in hard- and software.
The LMSS is coupled with a novel modular software and HIL simulator based on a dSPACE realtime-system and a 3D-visualization.
The physical technology demonstrators for the docking satellite and the client are be realized by a six-axis industrial robot and a cable-guided 3D-movement system which combined form the LMSS. When transmitting HIL simulation results to the LMSS, the 12 degrees of freedom of the real capture-satellite and the client will be converted to the limited 10 degrees of freedom of the robot and the cable-guided 3D-movement system.
INVERITAS is a joint project including the partners EADS-ASTRIUM, Jena-Optronik and the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI GmbH), Robotics Innovation Center (RIC).