Line-of-sight navigation is a simple and inexpensive method to rendezvous with a noncooperative object in space. Ardaens’ research investigates in detail the strengths and limitations of such a means of navigation, focusing on its practical implementation. Two experiments have been recently conducted by DLR/GSOC to provide valuable experience in orbit: ARGON (in 2012) and AVANTI (in 2016). After a description of the relative navigation systems employed to support such experiments, the presentation provides an overview of the key flight results and of the main lessons learned.
The seminar will take place the 19th of December, 12:00, at the Department of Aerospace Science and Technology. Find more information and register to the seminar (required) at the following link: