By Topic

Design of a SPDM-like robotic manipulator system for Space Station on orbit replaceable unit ground testing - an overview of the system architecture

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

6 Author(s)
Hwang, J. ; Lockheed Eng. & Sci. Co., Houston, TX, USA ; Wu, E. ; Bell, A. ; Cordell, A.
more authors

Space Station is an international joint development project sponsored by the United States, Canada, Europe, and Japan. The Canadian designed special purpose dexterous manipulator (SPDM) is scheduled to maintain the Space Station and perform the on orbit replaceable unit (ORU) removal/insertion tasks. Johnson Space Center (JSC) of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has been assigned as the lead center to integrate all Space Station sub-systems and to perform the ground testing of Space Station ORUs for robotic compatibilities. The Track Task robotic testing facility for ORUs was established for this purpose. The facility consists of a pair of hydraulic manipulators, special end-effectors and tools, video sub-system, multiprocessors controller, and the display and control workstation. This paper discusses the design and implementation of this facility

Published in:

Robotics and Automation, 1994. Proceedings., 1994 IEEE International Conference on

Date of Conference:

8-13 May 1994