Professor Ulrich’s research in the area of autonomous robotics and controls for spacecraft proximity operations was recently recognized by a Research Achievement Award from Carleton University. With this prestigious award, Prof. Ulrich and his research team will develop adaptive algorithms to modify, in real-time, the behavior of the on-board control system, thereby enabling a robotic spacecraft to autonomously and safely interact with space debris.

Experimental validation of the innovative adaptive control algorithms will be conducted with the Spacecraft Proximity Operations Testbed; a unique gravity-offset facility in Canada which is part of Prof. Ulrich’s Spacecraft Robotics and Control Laboratory.

The official announcement can be found here.

About the Research Achievement Awards

The Carleton University Research Achievement Awards are administered by the Office of the Vice-President (Research and International). The purpose of these awards is to recognize outstanding research achievements and excellence.