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Results and Verification of Spacecraft Docking Emulation using Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation

  • Sébastien Laurier Chapleau
  • Éric Martin
  • Luc Baron
Part of the CISM Courses and Lectures book series (CISM, volume 487)

Abstract

The interest in new demonstration missions of space servicing is decidedly rising in this beginning of the twenty-first century, as attested by several well-known projects like the Orbital Express, TECS AS, CX-OLEV and others. Such missions require a thorough knowledge of the mechanical behaviour of spacecrafts during docking or berthing. In order to adequately study the dynamics involved, a number of docking emulation test-beds have been elaborated worldwide and tested for their efficiency in providing realistic results, thereby preventing an eventual failure of the docking process. The Canadian Space Agency is developing such a test-bed for spacecraft docking emulation by using hardware-in-the-loop simulation. This paper describes this test-bed and presents the verification procedure used to verify the functionality of this type of simulation.

Keywords

International Space Station Dock Simulator Normal Contact Force Verification Procedure Space Robot 
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© Canadian Space Agency 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sébastien Laurier Chapleau
    • 1
    • 2
  • Éric Martin
    • 1
  • Luc Baron
    • 2
  1. 1.Canadian Space AgencySt-HubertCanada
  2. 2.École Poly techniqueMontrealCanada

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