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Thermal management in hyper-redundant space manipulators
Author(s): Robert O. Ambrose; Reginald B. Berka
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Paper Abstract

The extreme environmental conditions of low Earth orbit impact the design and control of space manipulators, requiring solutions not found in terrestrial applications. Among these conditions are the thermal and vacuum states of low Earth orbit, which are considered here. System models are offered to track thermal state as various internal and external heat transfer mechanisms act on the system. Sensory requirements for thermal management are proposed, with applications described for on line control and off line trajectory design.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 December 1993
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2057, Telemanipulator Technology and Space Telerobotics, (21 December 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.164921
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Robert O. Ambrose, MITRE Corp. (United States)
Reginald B. Berka, NASA Johnson Space Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2057:
Telemanipulator Technology and Space Telerobotics
Won Soo Kim, Editor(s)

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