REPARTI Seminars

The CerVIM Seminars, Université Laval are held on Fridays at 11:30 a.m.
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Sep 26 2014 11:00AM

David St-Onge
Laboratoire de robotique
Dép. de génie mécanique, Université Laval

Deployable mechanism for small to medium sized space debris removal


This research aims to propose a new paradigm in orbital debris removal systems. While most groups addressing this issue focus on the high priority of removing the largest debris, we consider the threat posed by those smaller than 10 cm as serious. We propose a mission to sweep the main LEO orbits with a 400 to 900 metre diameter cupola that would collect small debris. The presentation will focus on small-to-medium sized debris modelling, mechanism design and re-orientation strategy based on internal actuators. Space debris removal is a high priority for the future of space missions and space exploration. The approach proposed here is believed to be one of the pieces of the puzzle.

Note: The seminar will be presented in English at 11:00 a.m. in room PLT-1120.


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