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Design and Preliminary Testing of the International Docking Adapter's Peripheral Docking TargetThe International Docking Adapter's Peripheral Docking Target (PDT) was designed to allow a docking spacecraft to judge its alignment relative to the docking system. The PDT was designed to be compatible with relative sensors using visible cameras, thermal imagers, or Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) technologies. The conceptual design team tested prototype designs and materials to determine the contrast requirements for the features. This paper will discuss the design of the PDT, the methodology and results of the tests, and the conclusions pertaining to PDT design that were drawn from testing.
Document ID
20150001899
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Foster, Christopher W. (Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc. Houston, TX, United States)
Blaschak, Johnathan (Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc. Houston, TX, United States)
Eldridge, Erin A. (Barrios Technology, Inc. Houston, TX, United States)
Brazzel, Jack P. (NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Spehar, Peter T. (NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Date Acquired
February 20, 2015
Publication Date
January 30, 2015
Subject Category
Spacecraft Design, Testing and Performance
Report/Patent Number
JSC-CN-32717
Meeting Information
Annual AAS Guidance and Control Conference(Breckenridge, CO)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Public Use Permitted.

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