Estimation and control of flexible space structures for autonomous on-orbit assembly
Author(s)Katz, Jacob G
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
David W. Miller and Alvar Saenz-Otero.
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The ability to autonomously assemble large structures in space is desirable for the construction of large orbiting solar arrays, interplanetary spacecraft, or space telescopes. One technique uses free-flying satellites to manipulate and connect elements of the structure. Since these elements are often flexible and lack embedded actuators and sensors, the assembly robot must use its own actuators and onboard measurements to suppress vibrations during transportation maneuvers. This thesis will examine the dynamic modeling of a free-flying robot attached to a flexible beam-like element, vision-based estimation of vibrational motion, and trajectory control for assembly of a space structure.
Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2009.Includes bibliographical references (p. 135-139).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Aeronautics and Astronautics.