Advances in Control System Technology for Aerospace by Eric Feron (eds.)

By Eric Feron (eds.)

This ebook is dedicated to manage procedure expertise utilized to aerospace and covers the 4 disciplines Cognitive Engineering, desktop technology, Operations examine, and Servo-Mechanisms. This edited ebook follows a workshop held on the Georgia Institute of know-how in June 2012, the place the cutting-edge most vital aerospace demanding situations, together with aerospace autonomy, safety-critical embedded software program engineering, and smooth air transportation have been mentioned over the process days of excessive interactions between best aerospace engineers and scientists. Its content material supply a photograph of state-of-the-art aerospace keep an eye on study and its destiny, together with Autonomy in area purposes, keep watch over in house functions, Autonomy in aeronautical functions, Air transportation, and Safety-critical software program engineering.

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Retrieved February 3, 2011. 5 Flyover 1 Spacecraft Autonomy Challenges for Next-Generation Space Missions 21 Fig. 3 Comparing horizontal and vertical access to stratigraphic layers. Some deeper layers may not be accessible via horizontal traverses of the surface. At high-probability locales such as these, the assessment of in situ resources in terms of presence confirmation, abundance mapping, and extraction possibilities would be critical for precursor missions ahead of human exploration [129].

9) [4]. Other types of low gravity surface mobility have also been explored. Thrusters are the key actuation mechanism for the Comet Hopper (CHopper) mission concept, one of the three preselections for the NASA 2016 Discovery-class mission to comet 46P/Wirtanen [32]. The CHopper mission was designed to investigate changes in surface properties with heliocentric distance and land multiple times (4–5 times) on 1 Spacecraft Autonomy Challenges for Next-Generation Space Missions 35 Fig. 9 A flywheel-actuated hopper designed for precise maneuverability.

The primary drawbacks of legged systems are their mechanical and operational complexity, the need for some form of anchoring system, and a strong dependence of performance on regolith properties [30, 117]. Unfortunately, as surface characteristics and regolith physics are largely unknown before launch, designing legs with good grasping properties is challenging. On the positive side, legged systems would provide very precise mobility. 1 Spacecraft Autonomy Challenges for Next-Generation Space Missions 37 • Hopping Mobility: Hopping rovers, or “hoppers,” are perhaps the most promising technology for future missions to microgravitational environments.

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