Modeling and Simulation in Rendezvous and Docking Spaceflight Training

  • Baozhi Wang
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 318)


Purpose Setting Chinese “SHENZHOU” manned spacecraft and “TIANGONG” sky laboratory as the simulation objects, the study of modeling and simulation of rendezvous and docking (RVD) spaceflight training is carried on. In order to provide the training environment, the simulated training facilities of spaceflight man–machine–environment (MME) were developed. Method the training models were set up, which are based on the engineering models and the training requirements and directed by simulation theory, such as similarity theory, fidelity, and transfer of training. Results the simulation of data information and their interaction of GNC, instruments, environment control, and other subsystems have been accomplished, and the simulation of RVD TV imagine has been accomplished. Conclusion The M&S of RVD spaceflight training is credible by means of the RVD spaceflight validation. The outlooks of application of simulation theory and new technologies in training simulator in the future were also analyzed in this paper.


Rendezvous and docking Spaceflight training M&S Spaceflight training simulator 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Key Laboratory of Human Factors EngineeringChina Astronaut Research and Training CenterBeijingChina

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