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Autonomous navigation system for free floating experiments in parabolic flights

Sanfedino, Francesco and Alazard, Daniel and Galvao-Adarme, Gabriel and Vivó Martín, Ismael and Chauffaut, Corentin and Kassarian, Ervan and Dubois, Louis and Rognant, Mathieu and Evain, Hélène Autonomous navigation system for free floating experiments in parabolic flights. (2021) In: IFAC Workshop on Aerospace Control Education WACE 2021, 9 September 2021 - 10 September 2021 (Italy).

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ifacol.2021.11.017


This paper presents the development of an Extended Kalman Filter for the navigation system of a spacecraft in a parabolic flight. The algorithm blends the measurements coming from two Inertia Measurement Units, one mounted on the spacecraft and one on the baseplate of the aircraft; and a camera system connected to the baseplate as well. During the zero-g phases the attitude and position of the spacecraft in the experimental area are recovered thanks to a series of Alvar markers attached on the spacecraft casing and detected by the camera system. Results from parabolic test campaign of October 2019 are finally presented.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:vol. 54, n°12, Pages 61-67 Copyright © 2021 The Authors. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National d'Études Spatiales - CNES (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace - ISAE-SUPAERO (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Office National d'Etudes et Recherches Aérospatiales - ONERA (FRANCE)
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