Experimental results on the vision-based navigation system for spacecraft operation in proximity using ground test facility

Youngho Eun, Geuk Nam Kim, Jeonghoon Hyun, Sang Young Park

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Abstract

A vision-based navigation system is considered to be essential for space activities occurring in near distance. In case of operations such as autonomous rendezvous and docking, the level of accuracy becomes much stricter than it is in separate orbit, so it is necessary to equip an additional navigation system for safety. In this study, we developed a vision-based navigation system which follows a straightforward algorithm of sequential image processing. A ground-based formation flying testbed is utilized to experimentally evaluate the performance of the navigation system. Based on the picture of beacon taken by the optical camera, the relative attitude between two simulators is estimated and compared with the results provided from the motion capture system to verify the level of precision.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpace Flight Mechanics Meeting
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
Edition210009
ISBN (Print)9781624105333
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jan 1
EventSpace Flight Mechanics Meeting, 2018 - Kissimmee, United States
Duration: 2018 Jan 82018 Jan 12

Publication series

NameSpace Flight Mechanics Meeting, 2018
Number210009

Other

OtherSpace Flight Mechanics Meeting, 2018
CountryUnited States
CityKissimmee
Period18/1/818/1/12

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering

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Eun, Y., Kim, G. N., Hyun, J., & Park, S. Y. (2018). Experimental results on the vision-based navigation system for spacecraft operation in proximity using ground test facility. In Space Flight Mechanics Meeting (210009 ed.). (Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, 2018; No. 210009). American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA. https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2018-2222