Title

Development and Flight of a Stereoscopic Imager for Use in Spacecraft Close Proximity Operations

Abstract

Proximity operations about noncooperative resident space objects (RSOs) is a current area of research with the intent to enable many useful on-orbit missions. One method of performing passive proximity operations about a noncooperative RSO uses two cameras to obtain stereo line-of-sight data to the RSO in order to fully resolve the relative position and velocity of the RSO and navigate about it. An overview of the MR and MRS SAT mission, in which a stereoscopic imager is used aboard MR SAT to navigate about MRS SAT (a mock noncooperative RSO) is presented. The developed hardware and algorithms used by the stereoscopic imaging sensor, as well as the guidance, navigation, and control subsystems, are presented. A software-in-the-loop simulation is presented to demonstrate the expected on-orbit performance of the MR and MRS SAT mission.

Meeting Name

39th Annual AAS Rocky Mountain Section Guidance and Control Conference (2016: Feb. 5-10, Breckenridge, CO)

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Computer software; Navigation; Stereo image processing; Close proximity; Guidance , navigation , and controls; On-orbit performance; Proximity operations; Relative positions; Software-in-the-loop simulations; Space objects; Stereoscopic imaging; Orbits

International Standard Book Number (ISBN)

9780877036319

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0065-3438

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2016 Univelt Inc., All rights reserved.

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