Design and Stiffness Optimization of Bionic Docking Mechanism for Space Target Acquisition

Sheng Xu, Ming Chu, Hanxu Sun
2021 Applied Sciences  
Aiming at the soft contact problem of space docking, a bionic docking mechanism for space target acquisition is proposed to realize the buffering and unloading of six–dimensional spatial collision through flexible rotating and linear components. Using the Kane method, an integrated dynamic equation of the bionic docking mechanism in space docking is established, and the stiffness optimization strategy is carried out based on angular momentum conservation. Based on the particle swarm
more » ... (PSO), a stiffness optimization scheme was realized. Through the numerical simulation of the bionic docking mechanism in space docking, the stiffness optimization was achieved and the soft contact machine process is verified. Finally, through the docking collision experiments in Adams, the results indicate that the proposed bionic docking mechanism can not only prolong the collision time to win time for space acquisition, but also buffer and unload the six–dimensional spatial collision caused by space target docking.
doi:10.3390/app112110278 doaj:b857411d90a34128b8226b87edb711b7 fatcat:53jufipdsfdfdkxwkgdhdnfxda