This page provides an overview of both research themes under which our research projects are conducted. For more details, please see the description of our facility, our list of publications and our research collaborators.
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To autonomously accomplish Rendezvous and Proximity Operations (RPO) maneuvers, the actual relative motion with respect to a target object needs to be determined in orbit by an intelligent robotic spacecraft equipped with computer vision sensors, while an ideal collision-free rendezvous trajectory is calculated and tracked through feedback control systems. Furthermore, physical interactions between both space vehicles may take place via various means, including docking mechanisms, robotic arms, and flexible tethers.