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dc.contributor.authorZappulla, Richard
dc.contributor.authorVirgili-Llop, Josep
dc.contributor.authorZagaris, Costantinos
dc.contributor.authorPark, Hyeongjun
dc.contributor.authorSharp, Alanna
dc.contributor.authorRomano, Marcello
dc.date13-16 September 2016
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-14T00:23:00Z
dc.date.available2016-12-14T00:23:00Z
dc.date.issued2016-09
dc.identifier.otherAIAA 2016-5268
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/50865
dc.descriptionAIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Long Beach, CA. The article of record may be found at: http://arc.aiaa.org | DOI: 10.2514/6.2016-5268en_US
dc.description.abstractGround-based test beds are critical to develop and test different elements of spacecraft guidance, navigation and control subsystems. This paper provides an in-detail description of the state-of-the-art NPS POSEIDYN air bearing test bed used to develop, in a simulated weightless and frictionless enviornment, guidance, navigation and control methods for close proximity operations. Test vehicles, representing spacecraft, use air bearings to float on top of a horizontally leveled granite monolith. This set-up achieves a quasi-frictionless and low residual acceleration dynamic environment. The test bed experimental set-up as well as the vehicles hardware and software architectures are discussed in detail. Characterization of different test bed elements is provided. Finally, a test campaign is used to showcase its capabilities and to illustrate the test bed operations.en_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleFloating Spacecraft Simulator Test Bed for the Experimental Testing of Autonomous Guidance, Navigation, and Control of Spacecraft Proximity Maneuvers and Operationsen_US
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