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Advanced opto-electronical Sensors for autonomous Rendezvous-/Docking and Proximity Operations in Space
Author(s): B. Kunkel; R. Lutz; S. Manhart
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Paper Abstract

MBB has started experimental work on three types of candidate optical sensors for Rendezvous & Docking (RVD) tasks, active laser diode radars, CCD cameras and position detector sensors plus combination of these. The result obtained until now with a test lab (including motion simulation) make each of them a promising candidate for this kind of applications for different range regimes. These sensors are conceived as multi-sensor head systems together with a central processing unit to provide applicability beyond docking of space platforms. A description of the sensors, their technical development requirements, achieved performance results and combination packages plus a proposal for in-orbit test missions is given in the paper.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1986
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 0591, Solid-State Imagers and Their Applications, (1 May 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.952089
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B. Kunkel, Space Systems Group (F.R.G.)
R. Lutz, Space Systems Group (F.R.G.)
S. Manhart, Space Systems Group (F.R.G.)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0591:
Solid-State Imagers and Their Applications
Gilbert J. Declerck, Editor(s)

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