Space shuttle testing of the TriDAR 3D rendezvous and docking sensor

@article{Ruel2012SpaceST,
  title={Space shuttle testing of the TriDAR 3D rendezvous and docking sensor},
  author={St{\'e}phane Ruel and Tim Luu and Andrew Berube},
  journal={J. Field Robotics},
  year={2012},
  volume={29},
  pages={535-553}
}
This paper presents results from the first two Space Shuttle test flights of the TriDAR vision system. TriDAR was developed as a proximity operations sensor for autonomous rendezvous and docking (AR&D) missions to noncooperative targets in space. The system does not require the use of cooperative markers, such as retroreflectors, on the target spacecraft. TriDAR includes a hybrid three-dimensional (3D) sensor along with embedded model based tracking algorithms to provide six-degree-of-freedom… CONTINUE READING
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