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Record 42 of 16365
Micro-Flying Robotics in Space Missions
Author and Affiliation:
Bardina, Jorge(NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Thirumalainambi, Rajkumar(Science Applications International Corp., Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Abstract: The Columbia Accident Investigation Board issued a major recommendation to NASA. Prior to return to flight, NASA should develop and implement a comprehensive inspection plan to determine the structural integrity of all Reinforced Carbon-Carbon (RCC) system components. This inspection plan should take advantage of advanced non-destructive inspection technology. This paper describes a non-intrusive technology with a micro-flying robot to continuously monitor inside a space vehicle for any stress related fissures, cracks and foreign material embedded in walls, tubes etc.
Publication Date: Jan 01, 2005
Document ID:
20060016381
(Acquired Jun 12, 2006)
Subject Category: SPACE TRANSPORTATION AND SAFETY
Report/Patent Number: SAE-2005-01-3405
Document Type: Conference Paper
Meeting Information: SAE 2005 AeroTech Congress and Exhibition - World Aerospace Congress; 3-6 Oct. 2005; Dallas, TX; United States
Meeting Sponsor: Society of Automotive Engineers, Inc.; United States
Financial Sponsor: NASA Ames Research Center; Moffett Field, CA, United States
Organization Source: NASA Ames Research Center; Moffett Field, CA, United States
Description: 7p; In English; Original contains black and white illustrations
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: CARBON-CARBON COMPOSITES; NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTS; ROBOTICS; SPACE MISSIONS; STRUCTURAL FAILURE; CRACKS; EMBEDDING
Availability Source: Other Sources
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