DFKI-X: A Novel, Compact and Highly Integrated Robotics Joint for Space Applications
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