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Automated space vehicle control for rendezvous proximity operationsRendezvous during the unmanned space exploration missions, such as a Mars Rover/Sample Return will require a completely automatic system from liftoff to docking. A conceptual design of an automated rendezvous, proximity operations, and docking system is being implemented and validated at the Johnson Space Center (JSC). The emphasis is on the progress of the development and testing of a prototype system for control of the rendezvous vehicle during proximity operations that is currently being developed at JSC. Fuzzy sets are used to model the human capability of common sense reasoning in decision making tasks and such models are integrated with the expert systems and engineering control system technology to create a system that performs comparably to a manned system.
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Conference Paper
Lea, Robert N. (NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Date Acquired
September 5, 2013
Publication Date
August 1, 1988
Publication Information
Publication: NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center, The 1988 Goddard Conference on Space Applications of Artificial Intelligence
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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