Preliminary definition of a Standard Interconnect Benchmark for On-Orbit Servicing Demonstrator
STARDUST-R GLOBAL VIRTUAL WORKSHOP II Space Traffic Management and Resilient Space Environment, Sep/2021.
The use of modular robotic systems plays a key role in orbital robotics. Here, different modules with different payloads can be combined with each other to create, for example, a satellite. To connect the modules, so-called standard interconnects (SIs) with multifunctional features, e.g. allow mechanical and electrical connection as well as data transfer and, if necessary, also regulate the heat distribution, are required. In the operational grant (OG) PERIOD of the EU Horizon 2020 project PERASPERA, three SIs will be evaluated with the help of a benchmarking concept to give a recommendation on the most suited one to be used in the orbital demonstration mission of PERIOD.