Underwater Demonstrator for Autonomous In-Orbit Assembly of Large Structures
Christian Ernst Siegfried Koch, Marko Jankovic, Sankaranarayanan Natarajan, Shubham Vyas, Wiebke Brinkmann, Vincent Bissonnette, Thierry Germa, Alessio Turetta, Frank Kirchner
In Robotics and Automation in Space 2020, (i-SAIRAS-2020), 19.10.-23.10.2020, Online, Universities Space Research Association (USRA), Oct/2020.

Abstract :

The PULSAR project aims to develop key-technologies to enable the autonomous assembly of large structures in space. Similar to industrial appli-cations, the assembly process relies on robotic sys-tems capable of assembling modular elements to form a complex structure. However, the in-space assembly provides exceptional challenges necessitat-ing innovation in fields such as free-floating manipu-lation and autonomous robotics. This paper provides details on the PULSAR project and, more specifical-ly, on a hardware-in-the-loop demonstrator dLSAF-FE, developed to show the assembly process of a large telescope mirror in a micro-gravity environ-ment.

Keywords :

in-orbit assembly, underwater robotics, esrocos, motion planning, space robotics



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