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dc.contributor.authorSaenz-Otero, Alvaren_US
dc.contributor.authorMiller, David W.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-02-03T14:47:37Zen_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-03-03T21:13:30Z
dc.date.available2006-02-03T14:47:37Zen_US
dc.date.available2006-03-03T21:13:30Z
dc.date.issued2005-11-10en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/8046
dc.descriptionThis conference features the work of authors from: Georgia Tech’s Space Systems Design Lab, Aerospace Systems Design Lab, School of Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Tech Research Institute; NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Marshall Space Flight Center, Goddard Space Flight Center, Langley Research Center; and other aerospace industry and academic institutionsen_US
dc.description.abstractThe cost and complexity of maturing spacecraft dynamics and controls technology increases dramatically as the developer needs to demonstrate functionality in the space environment. Due to the high cost and infrequent opportunities to exercise such technology in space, dedicated free-flyers are developed which integrate a number of high risk technologies. As the budget expands and real or perceived risk is recognized, schedules extend and technologies are reduced or removed. Pushing advanced technology to its limits in an operational environment is fundamentally at odds with the risk-intolerant environment of space, leading to high costs and delayed testing. The MIT Space Systems Laboratory has taken an alternative approach by developing a family of dynamics and controls laboratories that have operated on Shuttle, Mir, and ISS. By designing the laboratories to not ensure safety through software design, as well as operating within the interior of these vehicles, the risk-tolerant and technically aggressive nature of a terrestrial laboratory has been emulated in the long duration micro-gravity of space. This paper will present the various laboratory design features that have led to the low cost of this technology maturation approach: including modularity; platforming; virtual presence; and facilitation of the iterative research process.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipAIAA Space Systems Technical Committee ; AIAA Space Transportation Systems Technical Committee ; Space Technology Advanced Research Centeren_US
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dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSSEC05. Session F;GT-SSEC.F.4en_US
dc.subjectMicrogravity dynamics and controls laboratoriesen_US
dc.subjectIterative research processen_US
dc.subjectModularityen_US
dc.subjectPlatformingen_US
dc.subjectSpacecraft dynamics and controlsen_US
dc.subjectTechnology maturationen_US
dc.titleDesign and Operation of Micro-Gravity Dynamics and Controls Laboratoriesen_US
dc.typePresentationen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameGeorgia Institute of Technology. Space Systems Design Laben_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Space Systems Laboratoryen_US


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