The Design Of Robotic Arm For Space Debris Collection and Tracking




Space Debris, Space Debris Removal, Orbital Debris, Robotic Arm, Trajectory Prediction, Structural Analysis, Space Debris Tracking


Space debris, or orbital debris, presents substantial challenges to space exploration due to collision risks and threats to spacecraft. This project addresses these challenges by introducing an advanced tracking framework utilizing cutting-edge technologies to enhance data precision for predicting and managing space debris trajectories. The framework includes a predictive model guiding the deployment of a flexible webbed robotic arm, strategically positioned to mitigate collision risks and optimize efficiency in debris collection. The robotic arm, designed using Catia V5, features a flexible length mechanism and a web structure made of a highly flexible polymer, enabling it to navigate complex orbital spaces and delicately capture space debris. Structural analysis using Ansys ensures the arm's resilience in collisions and informs optimal design refinements for enhanced performance and durability. Integration of GMAT, ORDEM, and DAS with MATLAB facilitates dynamic and accurate mapping, providing a robust system for monitoring space debris and enabling informed decision-making for debris mitigation efforts. This comprehensive approach contributes to the advancement of space debris management and space exploration safety. Keywords: Space debris, Orbital debris, Robotic arm, Trajectory prediction, Structural analysis, Space debris tracking.


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K M, N., C N, A., Sanjay Vernekar, S., & Babu C , P. (2024). The Design Of Robotic Arm For Space Debris Collection and Tracking . Acceleron Aerospace Journal, 2(4), 263–271.