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On-Orbit Autonomous Assembly from NanosatellitesThe On-Orbit Autonomous Assembly from Nanosatellites (OAAN) project will demonstrate autonomous control algorithms for rendezvous and docking maneuvers; low-power reconfigurable magnetic docking technology; and compact, lightweight and inexpensive precision relative navigation using carrier-phase differential (CD) GPS with a three-degree of freedom ground demonstration. CDGPS is a specific relative position determination method that measures the phase of the GPS carrier wave to yield relative position data accurate to.4 inch (1 centimeter). CDGPS is a technology commonly found in the surveying industry. The development and demonstration of these technologies will fill a current gap in the availability of proven autonomous rendezvous and docking systems for small satellites.
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Acquisition Source
Ames Research Center
Document Type
Murchison, Luke S.
(NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA United States)
Martinez, Andres
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Petro, Andrew
(NASA Headquarters Washington, DC United States)
Date Acquired
November 25, 2015
Publication Date
August 8, 2015
Subject Category
Spacecraft Instrumentation And Astrionics
Spacecraft Design, Testing And Performance
Report/Patent Number
Meeting Information
Meeting: Small Satellite Conference
Location: Logan, UT
Country: United States
Start Date: August 8, 2015
End Date: August 13, 2015
Sponsors: Utah State Univ., American Inst. of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
Precision relative navigation
Control algorithms
Reconfigurable magnetic docking technology
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