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Modeling and simulation of the Michigan Aerospace Autonomous Satellite Docking System II
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Paper Abstract

The scope of the analysis was to determine the capability of the Michigan Aerospace Corporation (MAC) Autonomous Docking Satellite System II (referred to as 'ASDS' for the remainder of this paper), and to develop and mature the concept. The integrated system model included detailed subsystem models. A cable model was developed from the test data that resulted in good correlation. A high fidelity subsystem model of the cam resistance force was modeled. The integrated system model also includes contact definitions, final latching/locking definition, and various sensors. Over 3,000 cases were analyzed to identify areas where the MAC docking concept can be improved. Sensitivity and Monte Carlo studies were completed to understand the mechanism’s capture capability, determine subsystem requirements, and evolve the design for improved performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 May 2005
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5799, Modeling, Simulation, and Verification of Space-based Systems II, (19 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.606227
Show Author Affiliations
Daniel E. Rivera, Boeing Phantom Works (United States)
Pejmun Motaghedi, Boeing Phantom Works (United States)
Anthony Hays, Michigan Aerospace (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5799:
Modeling, Simulation, and Verification of Space-based Systems II
Pejmun Motaghedi, Editor(s)

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