RANGER: Upgrading Dexterous Space Teleoperator Capabilities by Incorporating Commercial Off-the-Shelf Components

TitleRANGER: Upgrading Dexterous Space Teleoperator Capabilities by Incorporating Commercial Off-the-Shelf Components
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsMcBryan KM, Limparis NM, Carlsen CJ, Akin DL
Conference NameAIAA Space 2017 Conference and Exposition
Date Published09/2017
Conference LocationOrlando, Florida
Abstract

Ranger is a system of dexterous manipulators designed for satellite servicing uniquely capable of operating in both a laboratory setting and in a neutral buoyancy environment. Due to the modular design of Ranger, it can be easily reconfigured to mimic other dexterous space manipulators, allowing it to perform ground-based verification for various robotic servicing missions, such as Restore-L being developed by NASAs Goddard Space Flight Center. This paper focuses on the new capabilities of the Ranger systems with modern upgrades, along with presenting rationale for the design choices.

URLhttps://arc.aiaa.org/doi/abs/10.2514/6.2017-5310