Accession Number:

ADA589986

Title:

DYMAFLEX: DYnamic Manipulation FLight EXperiment

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

MARYLAND UNIV COLLEGE PARK

Report Date:

2013-09-03

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

The DYnamic MAnipulation FLight EXperiment DYMAFLEX is intended to perform basic research on the dynamic interactions between high-rate motions of a manipulator on a free-flying spacecraft bus. The DYMAFLEX spacecraft consists of a 50-kg small satellite incorporating a cold-gas reaction control system for attitude control, which carries an 80-cm four degree-of-freedom manipulator with accommodations for the addition of various sized tip masses for changing dynamic properties on-orbit. The successful flight of DYMAFLEX would accomplish the flight validation of all critical technologies for smallsat-based satellite servicing capabilities.

Subject Categories:

  • Cybernetics
  • Unmanned Spacecraft
  • Bionics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE