5 May 2017 A testing and demonstration mission for an automated spacecraft repair system
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Most spacecraft will encounter an error at some point in their flight and that error needs to be addressed for the spacecraft to function as it was originally intended. The goal of this paper is to create a possible system capable of detecting errors and fixing them. To do this, the system must first detect the errors. On-board software will detect the logical faults stemming from errors in the electrical components, and imaging will be able to detect the physical faults. The system will have a memory of many possible errors and how to fix them so that when it detects an error, it can repair the problem using the knowledge pre-programmed into it. During the repair, the system will have sensors to find and repair the fault.
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Alex D. Wiitamaki, Alex D. Wiitamaki, Jeremy Straub, Jeremy Straub, } "A testing and demonstration mission for an automated spacecraft repair system", Proc. SPIE 10195, Unmanned Systems Technology XIX, 1019515 (5 May 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2263700; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2263700
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