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robotic influence in the conceptual design of mechanical systems in space and vice versa - a surveyA survey of methods using robotic devices to construct structural elements in space is presented. Two approaches to robotic construction are considered: one in which the structural elements are designed using conventional aerospace techniques which tend to constrain the function aspects of robotics and one in which the structural elements are designed from the conceptual stage with built-in robotic features. Examples are presented of structural building concepts using robotics, including the construction of the SP-100 nuclear reactor power system, a multimirror large aperture IR space telescope concept, retrieval and repair in space, and the Flight Telerobotic Servicer.
Document ID
19890058410
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Sanger, George F.
(Lockheed Engineering and Management Services Co., Inc. Houston, TX, United States)
Date Acquired
August 14, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1988
Subject Category
MAN/SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY AND LIFE SUPPORT
Meeting Information
Space 88 Conference on Engineering, Construction, and Operations in Space(Albuquerque, NM)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS9-17900
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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