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Accession Number ADA589986
Title DYMAFLEX: DYnamic Manipulation FLight EXperiment.
Publication Date Sep 2013
Media Count 19p
Personal Author D. L. Akin K. McBryan N. Limparis
Abstract The DYnamic MAnipulation FLight EXperiment (DYMAFLEX) is intended to perform basic research on the dynamic interactions between high-rate motions of a manipulator on a free-flying spacecraft bus. The DYMAFLEX spacecraft consists of a 50-kg small satellite incorporating a cold-gas reaction control system for attitude control, which carries an 80-cm four degree-of-freedom manipulator with accommodations for the addition of various sized tip masses for changing dynamic properties on-orbit. The successful flight of DYMAFLEX would accomplish the flight validation of all critical technologies for smallsat-based satellite servicing capabilities.
Keywords Artificial satellites
Control systems
Manipulators
Microsatellites
Robotic arms
Robotics


 
Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 62 - Computers, Control & Information Theory
84G - Unmanned Spacecraft
95F - Bionics & Artificial Intelligence
Corporate Author Maryland Univ., College Park.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Final rept.
NTIS Issue Number 1409
Contract Number FA9550-11-1-0046

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