8 September 1998 Automatic docking system sensor: analysis and mission performance
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The Video Guidance Sensor was flown on STS-87 in November of 1997 and is the key element of an automatic rendezvous and docking program under development by NASA Marshall Space Flight Center. The system used laser illumination of a passive target in the field of view of an on-board camera and processed the video image to determine the relative position and attitude between the target and the sensor. Comparisons of mission results with theoretical models are discussed.
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John Larkin Jackson, Richard T. Howard, Helen Johnson Cole, Ronald A. Belz, "Automatic docking system sensor: analysis and mission performance", Proc. SPIE 3380, Laser Radar Technology and Applications III, (8 September 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.327209; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.327209
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