RObotic GEostationary Robotic Restorer
A fundamental approach yielded a first mathematical description of the tether dynamics, while neglecting any detail of the end-element dynamic behaviour, be it that of the net or of the gripper. Further developments of this description, with supplementary experimental validation, led to a useful simulation tool of the two systems for training, analysis and design purposes.
Conceptual designs were also developed for the robotic gripper, addressing to requirements for motion stabilisation and de-orbiting of the target, thus arriving at design modifications for existing robotic hand concepts. In addition a ground control station for this type of capturing operations was conceptually designed.