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Tuneable autonomy and human interfaces for free-flying servicing vehicles

Roger, A. and Welsh, T. and McInnes, C.R. (2001) Tuneable autonomy and human interfaces for free-flying servicing vehicles. In: Proceedings of AIP Space Technology and Applications International Forum/Staif, Space Exploration and Transportation - Journey into the Future. American Institute of Physics, pp. 103-108. ISBN 1-56396-980-7

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Abstract

Future mission applications for on-orbit servicing vehicles include inspection and maintenance of the International Space Station (ISS) and future crewed deep space missions. The use of robotic servicing vehicles is seen as a key requirement to significantly reduce total human EVA hours for such applications. A necessary technology for these vehicles is the provision of automated mission and trajectory planning tools and suitable human-machine interfaces. This paper will explore new methods for such automation along with approaches to blend autonomy and human control in a seamless manner. These methods have been applied to a range of vehicles including the Daimler-Chrysler ISS Inspector.