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Contact dynamics simulations for robotic servicing of the Hubble Space Telescope
Author(s): Jiegao Wang; Raja Mukherji; Mariano Ficocelli; Andrew Ogilvie; Craig Rice
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Paper Abstract

This paper addresses contact dynamics simulations for a Hubble Robotic Servicing mission. First, the modeling of the robotic system is introduced. The simulation models of the robotic system include: flexible body dynamics, control system models and geometric models of the contacting bodies. These models are incorporated into MDA's simulation facility, the multibody dynamics simulator "Space Station Portable Operations Training Simulator (SPOTS)". Three contact dynamics simulation examples of the robotic servicing operations are presented: (1) capture of the Hubble Space Telescope, (2) berthing the Hubble Space Telescope to the Hubble Robotic Vehicle and (3) inserting the Wide Field Camera into the Hubble Space Telescope.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 May 2006
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6221, Modeling, Simulation, and Verification of Space-based Systems III, 622103 (31 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.665348
Show Author Affiliations
Jiegao Wang, MDA Space Missions (Canada)
Raja Mukherji, MDA Space Missions (Canada)
Mariano Ficocelli, MDA Space Missions (Canada)
Andrew Ogilvie, MDA Space Missions (Canada)
Craig Rice, MDA Space Missions (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6221:
Modeling, Simulation, and Verification of Space-based Systems III
Pejmun Motaghedi, Editor(s)

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