13 May 2016 A satellite orbital testbed for SATCOM using mobile robots
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This paper develops and evaluates a satellite orbital testbed (SOT) for satellite communications (SATCOM). SOT can emulate the 3D satellite orbit using the omni-wheeled robots and a robotic arm. The 3D motion of satellite is partitioned into the movements in the equatorial plane and the up-down motions in the vertical plane. The former actions are emulated by omni-wheeled robots while the up-down motions are performed by a stepped-motor-controlled-ball along a rod (robotic arm), which is attached to the robot. The emulated satellite positions will go to the measure model, whose results will be used to perform multiple space object tracking. Then the tracking results will go to the maneuver detection and collision alert. The satellite maneuver commands will be translated to robots commands and robotic arm commands. In SATCOM, the effects of jamming depend on the range and angles of the positions of satellite transponder relative to the jamming satellite. We extend the SOT to include USRP transceivers. In the extended SOT, the relative ranges and angles are implemented using omni-wheeled robots and robotic arms.
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Dan Shen, Dan Shen, Wenjie Lu, Wenjie Lu, Zhonghai Wang, Zhonghai Wang, Bin Jia, Bin Jia, Gang Wang, Gang Wang, Tao Wang, Tao Wang, Genshe Chen, Genshe Chen, Erik Blasch, Erik Blasch, Khanh Pham, Khanh Pham, } "A satellite orbital testbed for SATCOM using mobile robots", Proc. SPIE 9838, Sensors and Systems for Space Applications IX, 98380M (13 May 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2225412; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2225412
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