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|Title: ||The Formation Control Testbed|
|Authors: ||Regehr, Martin W.|
Acikmese, Ahmet B.
Clark, Kenneth C.
Rasmussen, Richard E.
|Keywords: ||Formation Algorithms Simulation Testbed (FAST)|
Formation Control Testbed (FCT)
Terrestrial Planet Finder (TPF)
|Issue Date: ||6-Mar-2004 |
|Publisher: ||Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2004|
|Citation: ||IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, Montana, March 06, 2004|
|Abstract: ||This paper describes the design and construction of the Formation Control Testbed. The FCT consists of three robots navigating on an air bearing floor, propelled by cold gas thrusters. Each robot contains an attitude platform supported on a spherical air bearing which provides three rotational degrees of freedom. The sixth degree of freedom, vertical translation, will be provided by a powered vertical
stage, actively controlled to provide a simulated zero-g environment for the attitude platform.|
|Appears in Collections:||JPL TRS 1992+|
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