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The Sensor Test for Orion RelNav Risk Mitigation (STORRM) Development Test ObjectiveThe Sensor Test for Orion Relative-Navigation Risk Mitigation (STORRM) Development Test Objective (DTO) flew aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour on STS-134 in May- June 2011, and was designed to characterize the performance of the flash LIDAR and docking camera being developed for the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle. The flash LIDAR, called the Vision Navigation Sensor (VNS), will be the primary navigation instrument used by the Orion vehicle during rendezvous, proximity operations, and docking. The DC will be used by the Orion crew for piloting cues during docking. This paper provides an overview of the STORRM test objectives and the concept of operations. It continues with a description of STORRM's major hardware components, which include the VNS, docking camera, and supporting avionics. Next, an overview of crew and analyst training activities will describe how the STORRM team prepared for flight. Then an overview of in-flight data collection and analysis is presented. Key findings and results from this project are summarized. Finally, the paper concludes with lessons learned from the STORRM DTO.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Christian, John A. (NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Hinkel, Heather (NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
D'Souza, Christopher N. (NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Maguire, Sean (Jacobs Technology, Inc. Houston, TX, United States)
Patangan, Mogi (Jacobs Technology, Inc. Houston, TX, United States)
Date Acquired
August 25, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2011
Subject Category
Spacecraft Design, Testing and Performance
Report/Patent Number
Meeting Information
AIAA GNC Conference(Portland, OR)
Funding Number(s)
WBS: WBS 644423.
Distribution Limits
Public Use Permitted.

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