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Robotics and AI-Enabled On-Orbit Operations With Future Generation of Small Satellites

Angadh Nanjangud, Peter C. Blacker, Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay, Yang Gao
2018 Proceedings of the IEEE  
| The low-cost and short-lead time of small satellites has led to their use in science-based missions, earth observation, and interplanetary missions.  ...  and on-orbit assembly.  ...  Passive On-Orbit Servicing The last 20 years has seen important progress in realizing small free-flying robotic systems for inspection and assisting astronauts on the ISS.  ... 
doi:10.1109/jproc.2018.2794829 fatcat:ovnkx6r56reldgu4lwgm7p73vu

Robotic Manipulation and Capture in Space: A Survey

Evangelos Papadopoulos, Farhad Aghili, Ou Ma, Roberto Lampariello
2021 Frontiers in Robotics and AI  
Space exploration and exploitation depend on the development of on-orbit robotic capabilities for tasks such as servicing of satellites, removing of orbital debris, or construction and maintenance of orbital  ...  Manipulation and capture of objects on-orbit are key enablers for these capabilities.  ...  In the MRV mission, DARPA will provide the robotics payload that will be used to service satellites at a GEO orbit.  ... 
doi:10.3389/frobt.2021.686723 fatcat:tigdb7c2tzhcjp7kxkjntqgdri

Tutorial Review on Space Manipulators for Space Debris Mitigation

2019 Robotics  
We begin with a cursory review of on-orbit servicing manipulators followed by a short review on the space debris problem.  ...  Space-based manipulators have traditionally been tasked with robotic on-orbit servicing or assembly functions, but active debris removal has become a more urgent application.  ...  Space Debris Mitigation The space debris problem has provided an urgent impetus to space manipulator-based missions that have traditionally focussed on on-orbit servicing of satellites.  ... 
doi:10.3390/robotics8020034 fatcat:6aorr2lxa5bdpfgpk7ttvsqbrq


2017 Mirovaya Ekonomika i Mezhdunarodnye Otnosheniya  
Demonstration (FREND) program, completed development, testing, and delivery of the robotic arm to be used for spacecraft servicing. 97 The next phase in the development of the arm will see it used in  ...  SSN Space Surveillance Network (US) STSS Space Tracking and Surveillance System (US) SUIRG Satellite Users Interference Reduction Group System F6 Future, Fast, Flexible, Fractionated, Free-Flying  ...  These elliptical orbits are useful for communications satellites. GEO transfer orbit (GTO) is an elliptical orbit of the Earth, with the perigee in LEO and the apogee in GEO.  ... 
doi:10.20542/0131-2227-2017-61-10-51-56 fatcat:n5fghvivevgo7ow7pumzepsu6y

INTANGIBLE MATTER (prevention of the arms race in the outer space)
УСКОЛЬЗАЮЩАЯ МАТЕРИЯ (предотвращение гонки вооружений в космическом пространстве)

A. Arbatov
2019 Mirovaya Ekonomika i Mezhdunarodnye Otnosheniya  
communication; links with deep space missions; and transmissions between low flying aircraft, low earth orbit satellites, and GEO satellites.  ...  Over the longer term, on-orbit repair and robotic servicing capabilities will likely further improve the survivability of space systems.  ... 
doi:10.20542/0131-2227-2019-63-1-5-17 fatcat:i2nvx4nd3zcrfbkgimfs2tttey

Current trends in the development of intelligent unmanned autonomous systems

Tao Zhang, Qing Li, Chang-shui Zhang, Hua-wei Liang, Ping Li, Tian-miao Wang, Shuo Li, Yun-long Zhu, Cheng Wu
2017 Frontiers of Information Technology & Electronic Engineering  
Furthermore, we classify the relevant technologies into seven areas, including AI technologies, unmanned vehicles, unmanned aerial vehicles, service robots, space robots, marine robots, and unmanned workshops  ...  According to the number of space robots carrying out tasks, autonomous on-orbit service can be categorized into two types: on-orbit service using a single fully functional space robot, and on-orbit service  ...  Looking back on their history, space robots have followed a development route from single-arm robots, to dual-arm robots, then multi-arm robots.  ... 
doi:10.1631/fitee.1601650 fatcat:rrhhym5waff7renjujhq7ovvdm

Model-Augmented Haptic Telemanipulation: Concept, Retrospective Overview, and Current Use Cases

Thomas Hulin, Michael Panzirsch, Harsimran Singh, Andre Coelho, Ribin Balachandran, Aaron Pereira, Bernhard M. Weber, Nicolai Bechtel, Cornelia Riecke, Bernhard Brunner, Neal Y. Lii, Julian Klodmann (+12 others)
2021 Frontiers in Robotics and AI  
On this basis, we have applied our approach in more recent research to applications in the fields of orbital robotics, telesurgery, caregiving, and telenavigation.  ...  In order to close this gap, we research model-augmented haptic telemanipulation (MATM) that uses two kinds of models: a remote model that enables shared autonomous functionality of the teleoperated robot  ...  The authors would also like to express our deep appreciation for the close collaboration in METERON SUPVIS Justin and Analog-1, with our partners at the ESA Human Robot Interaction Laboratory headed by  ... 
doi:10.3389/frobt.2021.611251 pmid:34179105 pmcid:PMC8232524 fatcat:cfum45qbwnhspbw3ou6hrdsqu4

Expanded benefits for humanity from the International Space Station

Amelia Rai, Julie A. Robinson, Judy Tate-Brown, Nicole Buckley, Martin Zell, Kazuyuki Tasaki, Georgy Karabadzhak, Igor V. Sorokin, Salvatore Pignataro
2016 Acta Astronautica  
Robotic refueling concepts for life extensions of costly satellites in geo-synchronous orbit have applications to robotics in industry on Earth.  ...  [See Fig 17 : 17 The Robotic Refueling Mission investigation (center, on platform) uses Canadarm2, the International Space Station's robot arm, and the Canadian Dextre robot (right) to demonstrate satellite-servicing  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.actaastro.2016.06.030 fatcat:kjlt77ov5bh45i6c5evbxnas6e

Subject Index 1994

1994 Journal of Guidance Control and Dynamics  
: Application to Space Station/Mo- bile Manipulator 94-005 Spinup Dynamics of Axial Dual-Spin Space- craft (94-004 Control of Orbital Drift of Geostationary Teth- ered Satellites G94-001 Spacecraft Guidance  ...  Estimation of Noise-Corrupted Signals 694-095 Spacecraft Dynamics Attitude Control of Space Robot by Arm Mo- tion G94-155 Missile and Spacecraft Coning Instabilities G94-150 Attitude Maneuver of Service  ... 
doi:10.2514/3.56642 fatcat:ltodkzvwqrhczmxugvhvbbabwq

Conference Digest

2020 2020 IEEE Aerospace Conference  
The Auxiliary Payload Sensor Suite (APSS), a collection of environmental sensors carried by the Interior exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy, and Heat Transport (InSight) lander, is capable  ...  This work describes the experimental evaluation of a robotic gripper's ability to perch on a variety of flat surfaces when used in conjunction with a free-flying robot in microgravity.  ...  The gripper is designed to be integrated with Astrobee, a free-flying robot deployed in the International Space Station (ISS) in April 2019.  ... 
doi:10.1109/aero47225.2020.9172613 fatcat:ioqf5ijrx5gvffu3ls34aa2nsq

Flexibility and the Value of On-Orbit Servicing: New Customer-Centric Perspective

Joseph H. Saleh, Elisabeth S. Lamassoure, Daniel E. Hastings, Dava J. Newman
2003 Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets  
A repair mission was decided on to prove the space shuttle’s capa- bilities to rendezvous, repair, check out, and redeploy a free-flying spacecraft.  ...  can service satellites with storable propellant; 6) a tele-operated satellite servicer system, with dual servicing arms and stowage for fuel; and 7) acrewed orbital transfer module, which can be carried  ... 
doi:10.2514/2.3944 fatcat:xj6kuesyybhsxkdhfzhnq5d4ky

Satellite Communications in the New Space Era: A Survey and Future Challenges [article]

O. Kodheli, E. Lagunas, N. Maturo, S. K. Sharma, B. Shankar, J. F. Mendoza Montoya, J. C. Merlano Duncan, D. Spano, S. Chatzinotas, S. Kisseleff, J. Querol, L. Lei (+2 others)
2020 arXiv   pre-print
Firstly, the main innovation drivers are motivated, such as new constellation types, on-board processing capabilities, nonterrestrial networks and space-based data collection/processing.  ...  Satellite communications have recently entered a period of renewed interest motivated by technological advances and nurtured through private investment and ventures.  ...  Just to give some number let us consider only the free space loss degradation.  ... 
arXiv:2002.08811v2 fatcat:u3uvhm5bovg6povxbwwl5h6rqq

Spaceflight: The Development of Science, Surveillance, and Commerce in Space

Roger D. Launius, Erik M. Conway, Andrew K. Johnston, Zse Chien Wang, Matthew H. Hersch, Deganit Paikowsky, David J. Whalen, Eric Toldi, Kerrie Dougherty, Peter L. Hays, Jennifer Levasseur, Ralph L. McNutt (+1 others)
2012 Proceedings of the IEEE  
universe, and that it continues to build on many of the same questions that inspired the space program in the mid-20th century.  ...  With the subjects of robotic solar system exploration and crewed missions to space discussed in some detail, the great advances of the last 60 years establish a foundation for addressing the challenges  ...  Fig. 13 . 13 Attached to the ''robot arm'' the Hubble Space Telescope is unberthed and lifted up into the sunlight during the second Space Shuttle servicing mission designated HST SM-02 in 1997.  ... 
doi:10.1109/jproc.2012.2187143 fatcat:7onmpkapyzfe3l3ln4vtyewpvy

Current and near-term advances in Earth observation for ecological applications

Susan L. Ustin, Elizabeth M. Middleton
2021 Ecological Processes  
Most of these satellites are in low Earth orbit (LEO), but we include a few in geostationary orbit (GEO) because of their potential to measure plant physiological traits over diurnal periods, improving  ...  We have restricted our review to instruments that primarily observe terrestrial landscapes or coastal margins and are available under free and open data policies.  ...  Acknowledgements Thanks to all the space agencies and their governments for making satellite data widely available through their "free and open" data policies.  ... 
doi:10.1186/s13717-020-00255-4 pmid:33425642 pmcid:PMC7779249 fatcat:tojcb7xw3reajgwgci46zsuqk4

Research Advancements in Key Technologies for Space-Based Situational Awareness

Beichao Wang, Shuang Li, Jinzhen Mu, Xiaolong Hao, Wenshan Zhu, Jiaqian Hu
2022 Space Science & Technology  
The space environment has become highly congested due to the increasing space debris, seriously threatening the safety of orbiting spacecraft.  ...  This paper indicates the future directions of the key technologies, aiming to provide references for space-based situational awareness to realize space sustainability.  ...  Acknowledgments This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 11972182), funded by the Science and Technology on Space Intelligent Control Laboratory (Grant Nos  ... 
doi:10.34133/2022/9802793 fatcat:dlzp2cuizngz3lumxmw54wje2q
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