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The European Proximity Operation Simulator (EPOS) of the DLR-German Aerospace Center is a robotics-based simulator that aims at validating and verifying a satellite docking phase. The generic concept features a robotics tracking system working in closed loop with a force/torque feedback signal. Inherent delays in the tracking system combined with typical(More)
A hybrid docking simulator is a hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulator that includes a hardware element within a numerical simulation loop. One of the goals of performing a HIL simulation at the European Proximity Operation Simulator (EPOS) is the verification and validation of the docking phase in an on-orbit servicing mission. A key feature of the HIL(More)
This work investigates the performances of several State-Dependent Riccati Equation algorithms for the estimation and control of attitude and attitude rates of a rigid-body spacecraft. The estimators are designed to process line-of-sight and gyros measurements corrupted by white noises and potentially drifting biases. The case of gyroless estimation is also(More)
With the growth of civil aviation traffic capacity, safety and environmental considerations urge today for the development of guidance systems with improved accuracy for spatial and temporal trajectory tracking. This should induce increased capacity by allowing safe operations at minimum separation standards. Also, at take-off and landing, trajectory(More)
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