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JRM Vol.27 No.5 pp. 480-488
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2015.p0480
(2015)

Paper:

Visual Measurement for On-Orbit Reflector Assembly

Shin-ichiro Nishida* and Heihachiro Kamimura**

*Tottori University
4-101 Koyamacho-Minami, Tottori 680-8552, Japan

**1-6-9 Inokashira, Mitaka 181-0001, Japan

Received:
April 2, 2015
Accepted:
July 14, 2015
Published:
October 20, 2015
Keywords:
aerospace, visual servo, control, robot arm
Abstract
Artist concept of in-orbit assembly

In Earth orbit, a space telescope is free from any absorption or disturbances from the Earth’s atmosphere. Therefore, a large space telescope is planned for the future. We discuss the assembly of a large telescope reflector performed by a robot arm. For the assembly work, positioning of the arm using visual servo control to colored markers is proposed. A ground test-bed is used to test the characteristics of the new image processing method for colored markers. The results of the tests are also given.

Cite this article as:
S. Nishida and H. Kamimura, “Visual Measurement for On-Orbit Reflector Assembly,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.27, No.5, pp. 480-488, 2015.
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