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Orbiter space vision system on space shuttle flight STS-80
Author(s): Daniel P. Goodwin; Laura E. Hembree; Joseph P. Curran; David S. Moyer; Russell L. Strachan; Ian Mills; Jean-Sebastian Valois
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Paper Abstract

The assembly of the International Space Station will require the robotic manipulation of elements with a degree of complexity and restricted visibility which will be unprecedented in the history of manned space operations. Space-based robotic operators will maneuver multi-ton space station elements into tight capture envelopes with limited, non-orthogonal camera views and little to no direct viewing through windows. A camera-based system known as the Canadian Space Vision System will provide astronauts with the necessary precise positioning cues to perform these element berthings. An experimental version of this vision system was utilized on the space shuttle Columbia flight in November, 1996 to demonstrate element berthings and to evaluate several space station assembly operations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 July 1997
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3074, Visual Information Processing VI, (22 July 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.280626
Show Author Affiliations
Daniel P. Goodwin, United Space Alliance (United States)
Laura E. Hembree, NASA Johnson Space Ctr. (United States)
Joseph P. Curran, Neptec Design Group, Ltd. (United States)
David S. Moyer, NASA Johnson Space Ctr. (United States)
Russell L. Strachan, United Space Alliance (United States)
Ian Mills, United Space Alliance (United States)
Jean-Sebastian Valois, Canadian Space Agency (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3074:
Visual Information Processing VI
Stephen K. Park; Richard D. Juday, Editor(s)

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