Future mission applications for on-orbit servicing vehicles include inspection and maintenance of the International Space Station (ISS) and future crewed deep space missions. The use of robotic servicing vehicles is seen as a key requirement to significantly reduce total human EVA hours for such applications. A necessary technology for these vehicles is the provision of automated mission and trajectory planning tools and suitable human-machine interfaces. This paper will explore new methods for such automation along with approaches to blend autonomy and human control in a seamless manner. These methods have been applied to a range of vehicles including the Daimler-Chrysler ISS Inspector.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of AIP Space Technology and Applications International Forum/Staif, Space Exploration and Transportation - Journey into the Future|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 2001|
- guidance systems
- international space station
- trajectory planning