PREDATOR << Pre-Development of a Launch Adapter Ring Gripper >>

This project focuses on the grasping of an on-orbit satellite (Envisat) from its LAR. Based on the design of the Envisat LAR, the ENVISAT dimensions and mass, the chaser dimensions and dynamic properties, as well as its dimensions, the dynamic properties, and the motion capabilities of the DLR manipulator, a number of studies will be performed, aiming at the identification of potential capture strategies, and the requirements for the Griper that are necessary for performing the capturing task, as well as the range of admissible errors in positioning, speed, tolerance in force transmission etc.